“Food Bank’s Community Kitchen provides our mission with real-time perspective and solutions to serve the city of New York and vital resources to our Harlem neighbors.”

–Rev. Henry Belin, Chairman, Food Bank Board of Directors

Our Community Kitchen has served the Harlem community since 1984. Whether under the name Community Food Resource Center or Food Change or Food Bank, one thing has remained the same: quality services geared at the reality of poverty and the needs of our neighbors. We provide more than 100,000 free meals each month through our soup kitchen, food pantry and senior program. Our team includes professional chefs, community nutritionists, program administrators and caring volunteers ensuring healthy meals, comprehensive services and accessibly care for families and individuals needing it most.

NOW offering Free Summer Meals for kids!

Free Summer Meals for children 18 & under are now available at our Community Kitchen. Monday to Friday, from 3pm-4pm until August 31st No registration, documentation, or ID is required to receive a free lunch meal to all children 18 years old and under. You can also find a Summer Meals site near you by visiting http://schoolfoodnyc.org/summermeals.

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COMMUNITY KITCHEN

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

Community Dinner: 
Monday through Friday: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

 

Please note that the Community Kitchen and Food Pantry will be closed on Good Friday (3/30), Memorial Day (5/28), and Independence Day (7/4).

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COMMUNITY PANTRY

Our client choice pantry offers clients a grocery store shopping experience where they can build their own healthy pantry bag. Please bring ID and proof of address for all household members to register, and ID to shop.

Registration:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Pantry Shopping:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 11:00am – 3:30pm
Wednesday: 1:00pm – 8:00pm

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SENIOR CENTER FOR ADULTS 60+

Our Senior Center provides more than meals: craft classes and recreational outings, workshops with our community nutritionist, and sessions on living a healthy lifestyle. Following Friday’s senior supper, clients receive two take-home meals for the weekend.

Senior Breakfast:
Monday through Friday: 9:00am – 10:00am

Senior Supper:
Monday through Friday: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

*Maximum income eligibility requirements do apply. Find details on income eligibility here.