Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens!


Queens Public Library, along with the NYC Department of Education, will provide FREE lunches for kids and teens all summer long.

Summer Meals are open to all children, 18 and younger. Enrollment is not required and there is no cost.

Meals will be provided Monday through Friday from 1pm to 2pm.

Queens Public Library’s Summer Meals program will run from Wednesday, June 29 through Wednesday, August 31.

Some QPL branches will start Summer Meals later than June 29; see the list below for details. All QPL branches are closed on Monday, July 4 and Summer Meals will not be available that day.

Summer Meals Locations

Enjoy An In-Person Event During Summer Meals!


Summer Meals Locations

Here are the 32 branches where Summer Meals will be available. Please contact your branch for more information.

If a participating QPL location is not close by, you can call 311 or go to to find another Summer Meals location near you.

  • Arverne, 312 Beach 54 Street
  • Baisley Park, 117-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica
  • Bayside, 214-20 Northern Boulevard
  • Briarwood, 85-12 Main Street (Summer Meals start Thursday, June 30)
  • Cambria Heights, 218-13 Linden Boulevard
  • Central Library—Children's Library Discovery Center, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica
  • Corona, 38-23 104 Street
  • East Elmhurst, 95-06 Astoria Boulevard
  • East Flushing, 196-36 Northern Boulevard
  • Elmhurst, 86-07 Broadway (Summer Meals start Friday, July 1)
  • Far Rockaway, 1003 Beach 20th Street
  • Flushing, 41-17 Main Street
  • Glen Oaks, 256-04 Union Turnpike
  • Hollis, 202-05 Hillside Avenue
  • Jackson Heights, 35-51 81 Street
  • Langston Hughes, 100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona
  • Laurelton, 134-26 225 Street
  • Lefferts, 103-34 Lefferts Boulevard, Richmond Hill
  • North Hills, 57-04 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck
  • Peninsula, 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach (Summer Meals start Thursday, June 30)
  • Pomonok, 158-21 Jewel Avenue, Flushing
  • Poppenhusen, 121-23 14 Avenue, College Point
  • Queensboro Hill, 60-05 Main Street, Flushing
  • Ridgewood, 20-12 Madison Street (Summer Meals start Thursday, June 30)
  • Rochdale Village, 169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica
  • Rosedale, 144-20 243 Street
  • Seaside, 116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park
  • South Jamaica, 108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard
  • South Ozone Park, 128-16 Rockaway Boulevard (Summer Meals start Tuesday, July 19)
  • Steinway, 21-45 31 Street, Astoria
  • Woodhaven, 85-41 Forest Parkway
  • Woodside, 54-22 Skillman Avenue

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Summer Meals In-Person Events

When your kids visit our branches for a free, nutritious Summer Meal, we hope you will also join us for these great in-person events! Click on the links below for more information.

Meals and Movies!
Weekdays, August 5-August 31, 1pm, South Jamaica

The History of Balloons with Nick the Balloonatic
Monday, August 8, 2pm, Ridgewood
Wednesday, August 31, 3pm, East Elmhurst

Paint Workshop with Juan Ortega
Thursdays, August 11 and 18, 4pm, South Jamaica
Thursday, August 25, 2pm, Arverne

Animal Show with Jason Reilly
Monday, August 15, 2pm, South Jamaica
Thursday, August 18, 2pm, Baisley Park

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