The Supper Klub – our City’s first EVER community kitchen by kids, for kids – is a gathering for little New Yorkers to make a BIG impact for our neighbors in need. Food Bank created The Supper Klub as a safe and stigma-free space where YOU can build a community with your peers around good food, great fun, and awesome service.
Why a soup kitchen for kids?
1 in 5 New York City children is living with hunger, and young adults – who rarely seek emergency food assistance – are more vulnerable to engaging in risky behavior to avoid going hungry. On the other hand, research shows that teens (whether or not they’re food insecure themselves) would volunteer to serve their peers if given the chance.
Food Bank developed The Supper Klub to bring our City’s children and teens together while meeting an urgent need. The volunteer component intentionally includes a meal at the end of each shift to ensure that those in need don’t see themselves as separate or different from those who get to serve. When kids see their peers engaged on both ends of service, they are empowered to overcome, challenge, and destroy the stigma around hunger and poverty.
If you are a family with children in need of food, join us for The Supper Klub meal service weekdays from 3:30PM to 4:30PM starting September 5. The Supper Klub meals are FREE and available for children, teens and families – no registration required!
The Supper Klub takes place Monday through Friday at our Community Kitchen and Food Pantry at 252 West 116 Street in Harlem.
Meals are served from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM.
Volunteer shifts are from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
ALL children and teens ages 5 to 19 are invited to join us as volunteers and guests. Whether you’re hungry and in need of a meal or looking for something impactful to do after school, we encourage kids and teens to participate as both servers and diners.
Small groups of up to 10 people per shift (think: siblings, cousins, friends and classmates) are also welcome! Let us help you plan a Supper Klub party or a service day for your class group – contact us to get started.
Volunteer shifts start at 3 PM – be sure to grab your The Supper Klub member wristband when you arrive. Kids + teens ages 5 – 17 run the dining room by helping greet guests, setting tables and clearing away meals. Teens ages 18 – 19 also help prep and plate food in the kitchen. Before your shift ends, volunteers also get a hot meal, and everyone gets a take-home snack bag – volunteers and supper guests alike.
Ready to join us? Set up your own volunteer account by clicking below and sign up for as many shifts or as often as you’d like! No need to register to eat, just come on in!
Volunteering to help give kids and teens greater access to nutritious food is its own reward, but here are a few additional perks for choosing to serve your time with us!
EQUIP YOUR FUTURE
Develop valuable skills, like leadership, problem solving and team work, through service.
ROCK WITH US
You’ll get your very own The Supper Klub member wristband at your first volunteer shift.
Earn an exclusive The Supper Klub member tee shirt upon completion of 10 hours of volunteer service.
Volunteers with 10+ hours of service are invited to join us at our annual Volunteer Appreciation Party.
Click the steps below to get started and we’ll see you soon!