Where Students In Lower Manhattan Can Get Food

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. 

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:

Elementary Schools

P.S. 234 Independence School
292 Greenwich Street
ps234.org 
212-233-6034

P.S.-I.S. 276
Battery Park School
55 Battery Place
bpcschool.org
212-266-5800

P.S. 343 – Peck Slip School
1 Peck Slip
peckslip.org
212-312-6260

Secondary Schools

I.S. 289 – Hudson River Middle School
201 Warren Street
is289.org
212-571-9268

Leadership & Public Service High School
90 Trinity Place
leadershipnyc.org
212-346-0007

Lower Manhattan Community Middle School
26 Broadway, 6th floor
lmc896.org
646-826-8100

Millennium High School
75 Broad Street, 13th floor
millenniumhs.org
212-825-9008

Murry Bergtraum High School for Business
411 Pearl Street
mbhsnyc.com
212-964-9610

The Urban Assembly School of Business for Young Women
26 Broadway
urbanassembly.org
212-668-0169

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.