Family Resources

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.

Vaccine Resources

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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


  • 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


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

Free Resources

  • 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

Child Emotional Wellness Resources for Parents