With school cafeterias closed, New York City has opened 400 campuses serving about 250,000 grab-and-go meals a day to students or any other residents who need food. 

It’s a fraction of the 900,000 meals served daily in school cafeterias before the pandemic, and it is only making a dent during this time of need, as many New Yorkers have lost jobs or are unable to work because they’re sick with the coronavirus.  

Many local nonprofits which typically work within schools and with young people to teach about healthy eating are stepping up to make sure students are fed while school cafeterias are closed. 

But the same organizations that are providing groceries and meals — some of which are providing direct food assistance for the first

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