Pheffer Amato: “Get Free Summer Meals for Your Kids!”

June 26, 2017

Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway Beach) announced today that free Summer Meals, administered by the United States Department of Agriculture and Hunger Free NYC, will be available starting this Thursday, June 29th, and continuing through to September 1st. The Summer Meals program, with a website at http://www.schoolfoodnyc.org/sch_search/summermeals.aspx, is hosted at 7 sites in the 23rd Assembly District, five days a week, and provides free breakfast and lunch for any and all children under the age of 18.

“This is a truly incredible program,” said Pheffer Amato, “and way too few people take advantage of it. I’m partnering this year with Summer Meals and the NYC Department of Education to get the word out far and wide. In New York City, almost half a million children don’t have adequate access to food. In fact, only about 1 in 5 kids who usually get reduced-price or free lunch during the school year take advantage of the Summer Meals program. This means their families have to spend more money, and I want to help my constituents take advantage of this free service instead!

“Go get free breakfast and lunch for your kids – do it this Thursday and every day!” said Pheffer Amato.

Free Summer Meals (breakfast and lunch) are available at the following sites in the district, from June 29th to September 1st:

Site NameAddress
Irwin Altman Middle School 172 81-14 257 St
Bayswater Park 160 Beach 29 St
P.S. 043 26-01 Mott Ave
P.S. 104 The Bays Water 1637 Central Ave
Queens Library Far Rockaway Beach Channel Dr., B. 32 St, Dwight
Queens Library- Peninsula 92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd
Queens Library Seaside 116-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd

For more information, Pheffer Amato encourages residents to see the enclosed flyers, or visit the website above, which contains site-specific information and a downloadable app where parents and children can find information on nearby sites, availability and more.