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.

  • Come Eat with Us
  • When + Where
  • Who Can Participate
  • What to Expect
  • What You Get

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.

*Click to see service terms for youth volunteers.
Ages 5-12 Must be accompanied by an adult.
Ages 13-17 May serve independently with signed parent waiver – download it here.
Ages 18-19 May serve independently as adults.
Age 20+ May ONLY serve if accompanying a youth. Otherwise, adults are encouraged to register for our regular Dinner Service opportunity instead.

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.

SUIT UP

Earn an exclusive The Supper Klub member tee shirt upon completion of 10 hours of volunteer service.

YOU’RE INVITED

Volunteers with 10+ hours of service are invited to join us at our annual Volunteer Appreciation Party.

Join Us in 3 Easy Steps!

Click the steps below to get started and we’ll see you soon!

More Ways Kids + Teens Can Fight Hunger

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Join us for a Weekend Repack event at our Bronx Warehouse to help us get donated food sorted, packed and prepped for distribution to New Yorkers in need. Families and large groups welcome!
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Throw a pool party during summer break or a pizza party during the school year and ask the friends you invite to bring money or canned goods to donate for New Yorkers in need.
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“Give away” your birthday party, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, or graduation party by asking your family and friends to bring donations for Food Bank instead of gifts.
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Open a lemonade stand in the summer or a warm cider stand during the winter, then donate a portion of your profits to Food Bank.