Kelvin Beachum lends a hand at soup kitchen in Harlem Dan Leberfeld

Jets left tackle Kelvin Beachum is volunteering today at the Community Kitchen and Food Pantry of West Harlem, a direct service program of the Food Bank for New York City.

The Community Kitchen and Food Pantry of West Harlem, a Food Bank direct service program, opened its doors in 1984. Today, this full-service soup kitchen and food pantry provides more than 100,000 free meals each month to New
Yorkers in need, including 10,000 hot meals in the Community Kitchen. Dinner is served in the Kitchen’s welcoming dining room setting five days a week.

Downstairs from the Kitchen is the Food Pantry, where eligible families can select fresh produce, grains, meats and canned goods, free of charge, in a supermarket-style setting. In addition, they offer a Neighborhood Center for Adults 60+ which provides hot breakfast and supper five days a week, recreational activities, workshops, and supportive services such as case assistance.