120 East 32nd Street
New York, NY 10016
212.883.0680 ext 321
Nature and Purpose of
The Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corporation
(GCNSSC) is committed to providing immediate relief to Midtown
Manhattan's homeless population. Through our Main Chance Drop-In
Center, we offer basic necessities (food, clothing, showers, and
chairs for respite) and a range of social services including
employment counseling, treatment referrals, and housing
Tasks Available for
Kitchen Services/Soup Kitchen – service-learning students are
needed to work in the Main Chance soup kitchen seven days a week
(Monday – Sunday) for lunch and dinner shifts.
Workshops – all workshops are run by volunteers. They provide
educational and informative workshops to clients of Main
Chance. Workshops must receive approval from Maura
Cook. Workshop topics include; yoga classes, piano lessons,
nutrition, art, employability skills and financial planning.
Main Chance is open to new and creative ideas.
Pathways to Employment Program – this is a job readiness program
and service-learning students can assist with mock interviews and
aid in the development of time management skills.
No specific time commitments are required.
Soup Kitchen Shifts
Lunch Schedule – 12pm – 1:30pm. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday,
Saturday and Sunday shifts available. No Monday and Wednesday
Dinner Schedule – 4pm – 6pm. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday shifts available.
**Need weekend dinners**
Head southeast on St Johns University toward Utopia Pkwy Turn right
at Utopia Pkwy Slight left at Homelawn St Turn right at Grand
Central Pkwy/Grand CTRL Pkwy S Rd Take the ramp on the left onto
Grand Central Pkwy W Take exit 10E-W for I-678/I-495/Grand Central
Pkwy/Manhattan Continue toward I-495 W Keep left at the fork,
follow signs for I-495 and merge onto I-495 W Partial toll road
Take the exit toward E 35th St Toll road Turn right at E 35th St
(signs for 3 Ave W) Turn left at Lexington Ave Turn right at E 31st
St Turn right at Park Ave S Turn right at E 32nd St Destination
will be on the right
QM1A - Direction: QM1A Midtown Manhattan [From Lake Success] Arrive
34th St & Park Ave. Walk to 120 E 32nd St