School Meals Hub NY
School meals are an important educational support for children.
More than 1.6 million New York State students qualify to eat at school for free or at a reduced price.
Ensuring all children eat a healthy breakfast and lunch each day can dramatically alleviate hunger and support students’ health and academic achievement. Learn more about meal programs to support children:
We can help.
Hunger Solutions New York provides schools and community-based organizations with tools and resources to help nourish children, including reports, county- and district-level statistics, outreach materials, and individualized assistance. We also advocate for policy change at the local, state and federal levels. Please contact Jessica Pino-Goodspeed, Child Nutrition Programs Specialist, for more information.
Read our 2018 findings on school breakfast participation, and learn how Breakfast After the Bell can help more low-income kids start the day ready to learn with a healthy breakfast.
Governor Cuomo’s sweeping plan titled “No Student Goes Hungry” establishes New York as a leader in ensuring access to healthy school meals for students.