September 22, 2020

On September 22, 2020, NYHealth hosted a webinar on how New York City, the largest public school system in the country, plans to feed its 1.1 million public school students and food-insecure residents of the City this fall. Among the topics discussed:

  • What will lunch in the classrooms look like?
  • Can kids learning from home pick up food?
  • Are grab-and-go meals for adults still being offered?

Liz Accles, Executive Director of Community Food Advocates, spoke about the organization’s work with the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Food & Nutrition Services to improve school and City-wide food distribution operations during the ongoing pandemic.

Watch a recording of the webinar.

View presentation slides.

Information on fall 2020 New York City school meals for children, families, and adults in English and in Spanish.

Information and resources on COVID-19-related food assistance and benefits, including Pandemic EBT (P-EBT).

Read an NYHealth issue brief on the strategies and lessons learned through a grantee partnership with Community Food Advocates and Global Strategy Group to make universal school lunch a reality for all of New York City’s 1.1 million school children.


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