The weather is getting warmer. The lines at our food pantry are getting longer.
While the peak of the Coronavirus has passed, the stress on our community is higher than ever. We have been feeding families for more than two months, but we need your help to continue to provide food as the need continues to grow.
Our families live in the Northwest Bronx, among the hardest hit communities and ZIP codes in New York City.
Let these families know you are standing with them during the COVID-19 crisis by supporting our food pantry.
Your donations make a difference. To donate, please visit here.
About Kingsbridge Heights Community Center
The Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (KHCC) was founded in 1974 by a group of passionate community organizers. The group was led by three neighborhood women: Mary McLoughlin, Patricia Burns, and Janet Athanasidy.
Upon hearing in 1972 that the 50th Precinct was moving out of its turn-of-the-century building on Kingsbridge Terrace, the three jumped at the opportunity to realize their vision for a community center.
KHCC provides resources to empower Bronx residents from cradle to career to advance education and well-being for a vibrant community. We achieve this in an environment that fosters academic milestones, literacy, mental health support, nutrition, technology, and the arts.
Kingsbridge Heights Community Center
3101 Kingsbridge Terrace
Bronx, NY 10463
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