Community Events

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City Harvest Food Drive

For 38 years, City Harvest and the Daily News have partnered to host the city’s largest food drive, taking place this year from Tuesday, October 20, 2020 through Friday, January 22, 2021. Our goal is to collect one million pounds of nutritious food, which we will deliver, free of charge, to hundreds of soup kitchens, food pantries, and other community food programs across the five boroughs.

Find out how you can get involved this year by visiting City Harvest’s website

Big Apple Awards 2020 Nominations are Now Open!

We are now accepting nominations for the Big Apple Awards! Nominations for teachers and college and career counselors will be accepted through January 10, 2021.

Students, families, educators, school staff, and community members can nominate teachers and counselors by visiting the Big Apple Awards website, today through January 10, 2021. Nominees must be current, full-time public school teachers or college counselors in a district school, charter school or early childhood education center in New York City who demonstrate exceptional success in the classroom.  For more information, please visit the DOE’s Morning Bell Blog.

Take-out Meals

Take-Out Meals for Remote Learning

Remote Learning Students may pick up a free breakfast and lunch at select locations. The parents/guardians of those students may also pick up the take-out meals. Take-out meals for students and other NYC children will be available on school days from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. No registration, ID, or documentation required.

Find a Take-Out Meal Location Near You

What’s on the Menu

  • See what’s on the menu for free breakfast and lunch this month.
  • Dates, locations, and menus are subject to change.

Meals for All New Yorkers

Please visit the community meals page for more information on meals for all New Yorkers.

CEC 2020-2021 Meeting Dates