The primary goal of KidZone is to provide free meals to hungry children, teens, and their family members in our community. KidZone is an after-school, open recreation program which also functions as a soup kitchen. In addition to providing hot meals to children and youths, we offer programs in a safe environment, where under the supervision of trained and trustworthy staff members, children, youths, and their family are involved in educational, recreational, and social programs.
KidZone addresses the physical, social, recreational, cultural and cognitive needs of the children and teens in our community. Some of these activities include: arts and crafts, socializing through games, homework help and tutoring, literacy building, nutrition education, Robotics and financial literacy. We also host holiday and birthday parties, and endeavor to bring enrichment through these celebrations.
When school is in session, KidZone is active on non-holiday Tuesdays, mirroring public school schedules. If you are interested in volunteering for KidZone, please click here to learn more about our opportunities.
For the 2019-2020 school year, our schedule is slightly different; please reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator for more information.
Time: 6PM - 7PM
Location: 545 E. 11 Street, NY, NY 10009
To create a safe environment where all children can participate in activities while providing a nutritious hot meal.
Teach children how to make good nutritional choices.
Help children choose against violence and prejudice.
Draw parents towards receiving necessary help through programs such as ESL, free legal aid, GED preparation class and Food Stamp pre-screening/advocacy.