People are teaming up across New York City to make sure kids aren’t going hungry now that schools are shuttered. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s grab-and-go lunch program provides meals to kids who normally rely on school lunches to keep from going hungry. So it’s crucial that the information about this program is being widely disseminated so that it reaches the people who need it.
Today will start out mostly sunny and pretty warm, and then clouds will roll in this evening. The high is 57 degrees.
That means nice weather when students pick up breakfast and lunch from 7:30 am — 1:30 pm today. It’s available all week from any school location! pic.twitter.com/vq53poEBz8
— NYC Mayor's Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) March 18, 2020
Here are schools south of Chambers Street that are distribution centers for grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches starting the week of Monday, March 16. Currently pickups for breakfast and lunch are from 7:30a to 1:30p:
P.S. 234 Independence School
292 Greenwich Street
Battery Park School
55 Battery Place
P.S. 343 – Peck Slip School
1 Peck Slip
I.S. 289 – Hudson River Middle School
201 Warren Street
Leadership & Public Service High School
90 Trinity Place
Lower Manhattan Community Middle School
26 Broadway, 6th floor
Millennium High School
75 Broad Street, 13th floor
Murry Bergtraum High School for Business
411 Pearl Street
The Urban Assembly School of Business for Young Women
Concern about where kids would get their midday meals was actually one of the reasons New York City’s public school system delayed closures amid the COVID-19 outbreak: For 1.1 million public school kids in the city, 74% qualify for free or reduced-price meals.
“For hundreds of thousands of students, school may be the one place where they are guaranteed hot meals and medical care,” according to Kim Sweet, executive director of Advocates for Children of New York.