A Little More About Us
A Community Cultural Hub to call Home
Located inside The Historic Emanuel AME Church, Refettorio Harlem is a community center reviving decades of civic engagement, food recovery and assistance, and education of the arts through cultural programming.
Our mission nourishes those unsheltered, isolated or marginalized, living or transitioning among Upper Manhattan through sustainable food assistance initiatives that aim to improve the health and socioeconomic opportunities and strengthen our community.
Food for Soul’s guiding principles: Value of Hospitality, Power of Beauty and Quality of Ideas have informed the design, services and programs we have created, offered in a place where we all feel welcome with dignity and empathy to care for one another and the planet.
Refettorio Harlem hosts a daily in-kind meal service, special events, workshops and culinary experiences that celebrate the cultural history, diversity, collective stories and contemporary innovations of Harlem's vibrant neighborhoods.
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