Meals and Resources

Meals

Meal Delivery:

After 10/5, our partner, Red Rabbit, will handle all meal services and delivery.

Families must sign up for home delivery using our unique sign up form – CIP.myredrabbit.com.

Registration is on a rolling basis, and families can sign up at any time. Families must sign up before 9 am on Tuesdays in order to receive a meal delivery for the same week.

All students are eligible to receive breakfast and lunch for every day of instruction. Note: meals will not be provided for holidays or professional development days when students do not participate in instruction.

Meals for the week will be delivered on Thursdays between 8 am and 2 pm. Families will receive a notification with a 2-hour delivery window the night before. They will also receive an alert 30 minutes before delivery. Someone needs to be present to accept the delivery physically.

Questions & Assistance:

All questions or assistance about your home delivery can be directed to our Red Rabbit partners – home@myredrabbit.com or call/text to 646-863-7987

We will continue to update our families on ParentSquare and our social media with any updates or changes to meal services.

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NYC Emergency Meals

In response to the crisis, NYC has expanded its free food offerings to anyone across the city. Anyone can get hot meals at a community kitchen or groceries from a food pantry. 

To find the closest location, call 866-888-8777 or visit the NYC Emergency Meals Site.

We also suggest using the NYC Food Bank website for nearby food service.

School Supplies & Laptops

Families can continue to go to our high school at 294 Avenue T between 11am-1pm on weekdays to pick up school supplies, books, and laptops/iPads.

Health & Local Resources

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  • Childcare for first responders, healthcare workers, transit workers, and other essential personnel:
    • In order to successfully fight COVID-19, our first responders, health care providers, transit workers, and other key personnel must be able to come to work. That is why the city created Regional Enrichment Centers (RECs)—places where the children of these front-line workers can be safely cared for while their parents continue to serve the city in this time of need. Staffed by DOE employees and community-based organization partners, the centers will provide children with three hot meals daily, remote learning time with their teachers, activities like art and music, and social and emotional support. Regional Enrichment Centers will be available citywide.
    • Eligible parents can complete the survey here: https://bit.ly/2xfzEVe

Alumni Resources

  • Alumni Grants – use this link to apply for CIP’s alumni micro-grants.
  • Scholly is offering $200 grants for families in need.
  • CUNY is offering many resources – scroll to view your campus.
  • General list of resources for alums.