SchoolFood app helps kids find free meals – Metro US

SchoolFood app helps kids find free meals


When summer rolls around and school’s out, those 700,000 kids are losing one free meal a day, but now SchoolFood and the New York City Department of Education are offering free meals all summer long via their new free iPhone and Android app.

Users can download the app and search for nearby locations serving free summer meals. The new smartphone app offers a number of different ways to refine a search including: by distance in miles, by meal (breakfast, lunch or both) and by location (schools, pools, parks, libraries, NYCHA and trucks). You can search by borough, city, address or zip code or based on your current location.

The app also provides the hours of operation and a color-coded pin—red indicates closed and green indicates open. Food menus, directions and navigaiton are also included.

The free meals are for those 18-years-old and under. Participation requires no ID, registration or documentation.

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