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NEW YORK — Beginning Monday, free meal services for students will be distributed at certain schools while other locations will turn into childcare centers for essential workers’ children.

Students can get three free meals a day at 400 sites across the city, according to the Department of Education. No ID is necessary.

All meals will be available to all NYC children Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

During the past week, grab-and-go meals were available for any student at any school.

As NYC schools prepare for remote learning, the Dept. of Education wants to ensure that all students have the proper devices necessary. If a student needs a device, the Dept. of Education is lending internet-enabled iPads.

Starting Monday, regional enrichment centers will be open from Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for children of first responders, health care providers, or transit workers who have no other child care option.
Children must be New York City residents.

Dept. of Education employees will provide children with three meals daily, remote learning time with their teachers, activities and social and emotional support.