COVID-19 CHANGES AT OUR COMMUNITY KITCHEN & FOOD PANTRY

In light of ongoing health concerns around COVID-19, we have temporarily suspended our senior program. Our Senior Pantry will distribute prepackaged meal bags instead (see times days/times below). We’ve also suspended all sit-down meal services and client-choice pantry shopping. Food Bank staff will instead distribute all food as to-go meals and pre-packaged pantry bags.

Looking for FREE Summer Meals? Families and children in need can get free meals all summer from our Community Kitchen and Food Pantry during the days and hours listed below. NYC’s Department of Education is also making free meals available daily for any New Yorker at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city. Find your nearest Meal Hub here.

  • COMMUNITY KITCHEN
  • Youth Supper Klub
  • Community pantry
  • SENIOR CENTER
  • One-stop site

All are welcome for a free, wholesome take-home meal on weekdays at our Community Kitchen. We use fresh herbs from our herb & vegetable garden when in season. No registration or ID required.

Community Meal: 
Monday – Friday: starting at 11 AM, until food runs out.

Community Kitchen and Pantry in Harlem
252 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10026

Children, teens and families in need of food are welcome to join us for our FREE Supper Klub meal service – no registration required! Volunteer opportunities also available for teens, click below to learn more.

Supper Klub Meal: 
Monday – Friday: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Our client-choice pantry offers clients a grocery store shopping experience where they can build their own healthy pantry bag.

Registration:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Please bring ID and proof of address for all household members to register.

Pantry Shopping:
Tuesday, Thursday: 11:00am – 3:30pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
NEW Saturday: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Please bring ID to shop.

While our Senior Program is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19, our Senior Pantry distributes prepackaged to-go bags from the door on the days and times below:

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:30am – 11:00am

The Community Kitchen is also a one-stop site where you can get assistance applying for SNAP benefits (also known as food stamps), information about our FREE tax filing program and how to access free cell phones, assistance getting connected to health care, and more.