Summer Meals For Students – Schools and Other Distribution Sites

Please check district websites for possible changes to this information.

School districts and other organizations across the Capital Region are providing no-cost meals for students throughout the summer months.

Albany, City School District

“Grab-and-go” breakfast and lunch for the next day will be available for pick-up for students from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday* at the following schools:

  • Albany High School, 700 Washington Ave. (main entrance)
  • Albany School of Humanities, 108 Whitehall Road (side entrance off parking lot)
  • Arbor Hill Elementary School, 1 Arbor Drive (main entrance)
  • Giffen Memorial Elementary School, 274 South Pearl St. (main entrance)
  • Philip Schuyler Achievement Academy, 676 Clinton Ave. (main entrance)
  • Tony Clement Center for Education, 395 Elk St. (main entrance)
  • William S. Hackett Middle School, 45 Delaware Ave. (main entrance)

* On Thursdays, families will receive meals for both Thursday and Friday.

Albany Schools Website   

Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District

Visit the district website for information about where families can access free meals for their children during the summer months. 

Berne-Knox-Westerlo Website

Bethlehem Central School District

The district will provide summer meals from June 25 through Sept. 3. The service will be once-a-week ONLY but will include five days’ worth of breakfast and lunch meals for each child. Meals can be pick-up weekly on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

All families can participate in this program. Meals are free to all students whether a student receives free meals during the normal school year or not. All children ages 18 and under are able to get meals and all meals will meet USDA summer food service program nutrition requirements. Visit the school district website to learn more and sign up for the meals program.

Bethlehem Schools Website

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District

Visit the district website for information about where families can access free meals for their children during the summer months. .

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Schools Website

Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District

Visit the district website for information about where families can access free meals for their children during the summer months. 

Cobleskill-Richmondville Schools Website

Cohoes City School District

The district’s summer meal program will run July 7 through August 14, Monday through Friday. The “grab and go” meals (breakfast and lunch) will be available  from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cohoes High School cafeteria entrance (rear of building), 1 Tiger Circle, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The program is available to all Cohoes children age 0-18, regardless of household income.

Cohoes Schools Website

Duanesburg Central School District

Visit the district website for information about where families can access free meals for their children during the summer months. 

Duanesburg Schools Website

Green Island Union Free School

The village of Green Island collaborates with Watervliet to provide a summer meal program.

Green Island Schools Website    

Guilderland Central School District

The district is offering free breakfast and lunch this summer to students in need. Meals will be available for delivery or pickup from July 2 through Sept. 3.

Meal pick-up will take place on Mondays and Thursdays at the High School’s West Gym between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon. If delivery is needed, it can be coordinated. Each pick-up will include a three-day supply of breakfast and lunch.

Please visit the district website for more information and to sign up for the meals program.

Guilderland Schools Website 

Menands Central School District

The district’s meal distribution program ended for the school year on June 17. Families in need of meals for their children during the summer months should use the following resources:
 
Text: “Food” or “comida” to 877-877
Visit: hungersolutionsny.org
Call: 1-866-3-Hungry

Menands Schools Website

Middleburgh Central School District

Visit the district website for information about where families can access free meals for their children during the summer months. .

Middleburgh Schools Website

Mohonasen Central School District

Visit the district website for information about where families can access free meals for their children during the summer months. 

Mohonasen Schools Website

Niskayuna Central School District

The Niskayuna district has shared information with families about several summer meal program sites that are offering grab & go breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday. These sites include a program at Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Parish and those operated by Schenectady Inner City Ministries/ SiCM. Details can be accessed from the school district website.

Niskayuna Schools Website

North Colonie Central School District

The district is offering free breakfast and lunch this summer to students in need. Meals will be available for delivery or pickup from July 1 – August 31, 2020. Visit the school district website to enroll in this program. 

North Colonie Schools Website

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District

Visit the district website for information about where families can access free meals for their children during the summer months. 

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Schools Website

Schalmont Central School District

Visit the district website for information about where families can access free meals for their children during the summer months. 

Schalmont Schools Website

Schenectady City School District

The following is a list of locations where meals will be provided for the summer:

  • SICM Grab & Go Summer Breakfast & Lunch
  • Boys and Girls Club
    • Adeline Wright Graham Clubhouse, 104 Education Dr.
    • Dinner
    • Monday – Friday, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • City Mission
    • 512 Smith St.
    • Meals available for takeout
    • Monday – Friday, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Saturday, 3 – 4 p.m.
  • City Mission
    • Welcome Center
    • 427 Hamilton St.
    • Bagged Lunches Available 24/7

Schenectady Schools Website

Schoharie Central School District

Visit the district website for information about where families can access free meals for their children during the summer months. 

Schoharie Schools Website

Scotia-Glenville Central School District

The breakfast/lunch distribution program from the high school put into place in March is ending on Monday, June 29; the last day of deliveries will be Tuesday, June 30.

SICM, which had operated a summer meal program at Collins Park for the past several years, will not be holding it this year.

However, area churches will be providing food for families July 10 through August 28. This program is available to any family that needs food and has a child that receives free or reduced lunch and breakfast. The boxes can be picked up at Lincoln Elementary School (40 Albion Street, Scotia, phone 518-347-3600 extension 31101) each Friday from 8:30 a..m. – 1 p.m. Deliveries are available to families that are unable to pick them up.

To participate with this summer meals program, call the First Reformed Church at 518-370-4751 and leave a message with your name and telephone number or contact Linda Lewis, First Reformed Church of Scotia (lrlscotia@aol.com) or Mariellen Boomhower, Trinity Presbyterian Church (Marboom@nycap.rr.com)

Scotia-Glenville Schools Website

Sharon Springs Central School District

“Grab and go” meals will be available for all students with this need during the summer months. Learn more about the meals program.

Sharon Springs Schools Website

Shenendehowa Central School District

Visit the district website for information about where families can access free meals for their children during the summer months. 

Shenendehowa Schools Website

South Colonie Central School District

Beginning June 29, the South Colonie School District will begin providing free summer meals for students from 9 – 11 a.m. on Mondays (1 breakfast and lunch meal provided), Tuesdays (2 breakfast and lunch meals provided) and Thursdays (2 breakfast and lunch meals provided). Meals can be picked up at the following locations:

  • Colonie Central High School
  • Lisha Kill Middle School

Families are asked to open their trunks when they arrive so that staff can safely serve the meals. Any family needing assistance with meal delivery should email: Annette Chamberlin at chamberlaina@scolonie.org.

South Colonie Schools Website

Voorheesville Central School District

Visit the district website for information about where families can access free meals for their children during the summer months. 

Voorheesville Schools Website

Watervliet City School District

Through June 30, breakfast and lunches will be distributed from 8-10 a.m. at the following locations:
• Watervliet Elementary School
• Watervliet Housing Authority (in front of the Joslin Office)
• Watervliet Civic Center
• Watervliet Park (between Stewart’s and Ted’s Fish Fry)
• Watervliet City Schools: FREE Breakfast & Lunch Summer Program 2020

Beginning July 1, the district’s summer program will offer free meals for anyone 18 years and younger (parents may pick up meals for their children). Breakfast and lunch “To-Go” bags will be provided Monday–Friday with pick-up from 8-10 a.m. at the sites listed below through September 4.

  • Watervliet Elementary School, 2557 Tenth Avenue
  • Watervliet Jr/Sr High School, 1245 Hillside Drive
  • Watervliet Civic Center, 14th Street & 1st Avenue
  • Port Schuyler Gazebo, Corner of 3rd Avenue & 6th Street
  • Watervliet Housing, 2301 Whitehall Street (Joslin Apartment Building next to office)

Meals also are available for pick up beginning Monday, July 6 through Friday, August 21, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. at Paine St. Park, Green Island.

Watervliet Schools Website