Community Kitchen & Food Pantry
Located at 252 W 116 Street, our Community Kitchen & Food Pantry has offered New Yorkers in need direct food service since 1984. Our full-service soup kitchen and food pantry helps provide more than 50,000 free meals each month. In addition, the Community Kitchen runs an herb and vegetable garden — made possible through the support of BNP Paribas — and provides the space for our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program.
In an effort to help New Yorkers in need gain their self-sufficiency, the Food Bank offers on-site income support including our Free Income Tax Services and Food Stamp Programs, facilitated health care enrollment and financial counseling as well as rent, mortgage and utility services.
The Food Bank's Harlem soup kitchen prepares and serves 10,000 meals every month to New Yorkers in need — the majority of whom are women, children, seniors, the working poor and people with disabilities.
The soup kitchen is open for dinner on Monday through Friday from 4-6pm.
Our client-choice food pantry allows low-income New Yorkers to select fresh produce and packaged food items themselves in a supermarket-style setting — helping provide food for more than 40,000 meals a month.
The food pantry is open four days a week: Tuesday 10am-3pm; Wednesday 2-6pm; Thursday 10am-3pm; and Friday 10am-2pm.
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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.