KIPP NYC is committed to ensuring that our families have access to nutritious meals, childcare, and mental health services even when our school buildings are closed. Below are various resources to assist you.
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KIPP Food Pantry
KIPP NYC provides additional assistance to families via a weekly food pantry operating out of several KIPP schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Harlem, and Washington Heights. KIPP NYC will make all information about food services, including access to meals for students who are learning remotely and information about KIPP’s food pantry, available via KIPP NYC’s website and in our direct communications to you.
Food Pantry Days & Locations starting March 2, 2021
RSVP at kippnyc.org/pantry
- KIPP NYC College Prep High School (201 E. 144th St.) 11am
- KIPP Infinity/STAR Elementary (625 W. 133rd St.) 10am
- KIPP Freedom Middle School (1825 Prospect Ave.) 10am
- KIPP Washington Heights Middle School (21 Jumel Pl.) 11am
- KIPP AMP (1224 Park Pl.) 2pm
Additional Meal Resources
DOE Grab and Go Food Sites
The New York City Department of Education provides free breakfast and lunch to all NYC students. All adults and children can pick up multiple meals at once. DOE food sites will be available to all NYC children Monday through Friday 9:00am to 12:00pm at locations across the city. Please use the DOEs Free Meal Location Tool to find a site near you.
Emergency Food Supplies
- NYC Human Resources Administration Food Assistance Program
- The HopeLine for Free Diapers and Formula
- St. Charles Borromeo Food Pantry, 221 West 141st Street. Please call first to see if they are open 212-281-2100.
- Society of Saint Vincent dePaul Food Pantry at St. Paul the Apostle on West 60 Street and Amsterdam Avenue, NYC
KIPP NYC recognizes and respects that childcare is currently a key family concern during remote and/or potential hybrid instruction. All families should be connected to the care options they deserve, and we will keep you updated on all new childcare developments.
We encourage families to complete this form if they are attending any Family Childcare Forums and are specifically interested in connecting to other families nearby in the neighborhood to share childcare during remote learning.
No-cost/Childcare Subsidy Options
- Students of Essential Workers: Children of essential workers who were attending a DOE REC Center will now be prioritized to participate in NYC DOE Learning Bridges. DOE schools will be partnering with community-based organizations to provide care and academic support starting 9/21/20. Learning Bridges Application.
- The Office of Children and Family Services, Child Care Subsidy: The Office of Children and Family Services is committed to providing assistance with child care costs to eligible families through the Child Care Subsidy Program. Child care subsidies can help parents/caretakers pay for some or all of the cost of child care services. In general, families are eligible for financial assistance if they meet the state’s low-income guidelines, and need child care to work, look for work, or attend employment training. Information on Assistance with Childcare Costs at The Office of Children and Family Services
Paid Childcare Options
- Care.Com (https://www.care.com/) is a national clearinghouse for private and center-based childcare. They clearly state their vetting criteria and have an easy to navigate system.
- The Office of Children and Family Services. The OCFS Search Engine is easy to navigate and allows a search by zip code.
- New York Public Library: Take advantage of your local library’s remote library resources. If you don’t already have a library card, click here to view how you apply for one online.
- EduMate NYC offers an extensive list of free resources by grade and subject.
Social, Emotional, and Mental Health Resources
For Immediate Help
- NYS Hotline: Free Emotional Support, Consultation, Referral to Provider: (844) 863-9314
- NYC Well Mobile Crisis call 1-888-NYC-WELL or TEXT WELL to 65173 available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a free, confidential service for free information, help and emotional support.
Ongoing individual and family therapy
Resources specializing in providing support services to Black Americans
Grief, Loss and Bereavement
- Resources from The Jewish Board (or call 212-632.4692
Child Emotional Wellness Resources for Parents