September 22, 2020
On September 22, 2020, NYSHealth hosted a webinar on how New York City, the largest public school system in the country, plans to feed its 1.1 million public school students and food-insecure residents of the City this fall. Among the topics discussed:
- What will lunch in the classrooms look like?
- Can kids learning from home pick up food?
- Are grab-and-go meals for adults still being offered?
Liz Accles, Executive Director of Community Food Advocates, spoke about the organization’s work with the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Food & Nutrition Services to improve school and City-wide food distribution operations during the ongoing pandemic.
Information and resources on COVID-19-related food assistance and benefits, including Pandemic EBT (P-EBT).
Read an NYSHealth issue brief on the strategies and lessons learned through a grantee partnership with Community Food Advocates and Global Strategy Group to make universal school lunch a reality for all of New York City’s 1.1 million school children.