Neighborhood Center for Adults 60+
The Community Kitchen and Food Pantry of West Harlem, a direct service site for the Food Bank For New York City, distributes food to the community. With a strong proven record for fighting hunger, its full-service Soup Kitchen, its client-choice style Food Pantry and its Program for adults 60 years or older, has provided over 90,000 free meals each month.
When Hurricane Sandy hit NYC, the Community Kitchen and Food Pantry of West Harlem opened the doors of the Neighborhood Center for Adults 60+. Today, over 700 older adults are registered in the program. The center has become a sanctuary where neighbors can meet neighbors, and where people share similar life stories and struggles. It is also a place where they can receive nourishment for the body as well as the mind.
Monday through Friday the center provides a healthy nutritious breakfast and supper. Creativity is explored daily through fun recreational and craft classes, a nutritionist provides helpful weekly workshops, and sessions on how to manage health issues through changes in diet and lifestyle are conducted every month. The Community Kitchen is also a one-stop site that can help those in need apply for food stamps, prepare their income taxes and connect to health care, free cell phones and more!
The program is located at the Community Kitchen and Food Pantry of West Harlem, 252 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10026 and operates from Monday through Friday from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Daily breakfast is served from 9-10 am and supper from 2-3 pm with the various activities in between. View the Neighborhood Center for Adults 60+ calendar: February 2015.