Where You Can Get Free Kids Meals in the NYC Area During Coronavirus
Many restaurants and organizations across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Westchester, and Long Island are stepping up to offer free meals to kids during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Red Rooster Harlem is offering free meals to families in need Monday-Saturday from 12pm until all meals are distributed.
This Jackson Heights spot is offering small bags filled with free food items for those in need as well as free meals to children 12 and younger with purchase of an adult entree. Kids can choose from a burger, hot dog, mac and cheese, and chicken fingers with a mixed salad from 11am-9:30pm, Monday-Friday.
Chicky's in Jamaica is offering free daily lunch to underprivileged children from 12-2pm daily.
This American comfort food spot in Astoria wants to offer help to Queens residents by opening up its supply lines and resources to the community. On its Instagram account, Queens Comfort encourages people that need help sourcing food and supplies to email Donnie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Avli The Little Greek Tavern and Kafe
The Bayside location of this Greek restaurant is offering free grab and go meals to the community for pickup from 10am-12pm, 3-5pm. Delivery arrangements can be made for elderly residents. Call 718-224-7575 or email email@example.com for more information.
Several Long Island City restaurants are partnering with LIC Relief to offer free nutritional meals on weekdays for students and families impacted by school closures and those who are unable to source a daily meal. LIC Relief sets up tables with meals in front of neighborhood restaurants from 12-2pm. Participating restaurants include Piatto, Vernon Grille, Centro Italian Kitchen, Little Chef, Little Cafe, Bella Via, and Manducatis Rustica.
The New York City Department of Education is offering three free meals for New Yorkers every weekday at more than 400 sites across the city. All NYC children will be eligible to pickup three free meals Monday through Friday, 7:30am-11:30am and adults from 11:30am-1:30pm at locations throughout the city. You can use the site lookup tool to find the free meal location site nearest you.
Use the code FREEKIDS on online orders of $20 or more for a free kids entree.
Free kids' meals are available with any purchase for take-out or drive-thru made on the Burger King app.
Select McDonalds locations are providing free meals to kids. Call your local restaurant for more information.
With every purchase of adult entree receive a free kid's entree.
Olive Garden's Buy One, Take One promotion is now available as a car side ToGo offer. Choose one hot entree (minimum $12.99) and get the option of a second free take-one meal (spaghetti and meat sauce, fettuccine alfredo, cheese ravioli, or 5 cheese ziti al forno).
Any kid younger than 12 will get a free 12 oz. kid's smoothie with the purchase of any 20 oz. smoothie on the Smoothie King Rewards app.
While school systems are on break, On the Border is offering 2 free kids meals with the purchase of one adult entree to-go.
With every order from Panera on Long Island or in Queens, Panera is including a Baker's in Training Kit for kids to decorate a rainbow cookie. Each kit comes with one sugar cookie, two cups of icing, a plastic knife, and colored candy drops.