Guidance & Resources

Addition to free meals area available to children ages 18 and younger at summer meal sites in their communities.

In addition to Summer EBT, children 18 years of age and younger in your household can also receive free meals during the summer at a summer meal site. You can call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (or text “food” to 304-304”) to find the location closest to you.

The most comprehensive information on Summer EBT can be found at

Outreach materials will be posted at OTDA.NY.SummerEBT.

The Summer EBT Customer Service Helpline is 1-833-452-0096. Families should seek answers to specific questions using the website before calling the helpline. The helpline will be able to answer questions about a specific child’s eligibility beginning July 1, 2024.

The SEBT application and instructions will be available at as of July 1, 2024, and will be available in English and Spanish.

If you need assistance filling out an application, or if would like a printed application mailed to you, contact the Summer EBT NYSED National School Lunch Program Office of Child NutritionHelpline at 1-833-452-0096. For more information about Summer EBT, including information about when benefits will be issued, visit

Benefit issuance dates will be announced on the NYS Summer EBT website:

For more information, please visit the links below:

Child Nutrition Programs


Add A Program

Add A Recipient Agency

Become A New SFA


USDA National School Lunch Program