NEW YORK — Hungry adults around New York will be able to get meals at city schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday.
Children were already able to get food at 435 sites around New York. There’s a hunger crisis related to coronavirus: strained food pantries are shutting down and people out of jobs cannot afford groceries themselves.
De Blasio said he wants to make sure “everyone who is hungry has a place to go for food.”
Starting Friday, the sites will be open from 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. for children and families with children. They’ll be open from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for adults without children.
Text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877 to find the closest school to get food, or head to this city website to find a location.