ARC XVI Fort Washington Inc. is proud to announce that Congressman Adriano Espaillat secured Federal Community Project Funding for $400,000 for the ARC Community Kitchen. These funds will be used to build a new kitchen for the ARC XVI Fort Washington Senior Center, which is being relocated to 516 West 181 Street, New York, NY 10033. For the past 49 years, ARC has provided home-cooked meals from our community kitchen for older adults 60+, a tradition we are proud to continue into our fifth decade of service to community seniors.
ARC XVI Fort Washington Senior Center has also cooked take-home meals for seniors who are unable to leave their homes. In addition, they plan to expand to serving breakfasts, as well as continuing their weekly food pantry. The kitchen in their previous space was used as a classroom to teach seniors to prepare nutritionally sound meals that require limited cooking, to support the desire of older adults to remain healthy and independent in the community.