JC Club: Children's Feeding Center

JC Club: Children's Feeding Center The JC Club is a Children's feeding center located in the innercity of Albany. We strive to feed the mind and body of at-risk children by providing a safe environment that serves nutritious meals and inspires a strong character of being.

The JC Club was established in 2000 as a program to meet the basic needs of under priveledged children in the city of Albany. Since it's beginning, the JC Club has provided over 750,000 meals to at-risk children with it's After School and Summer Feeding programs. Here at the JC Club offers not only meals, but a safe place for children to learn, grow, and have fun. We are open weekdays after school from 3:30-5pm, and feeds children ages 4-18.

The JC Club was established in 2000 as a program to meet the basic needs of under priveledged children in the city of Albany. Since it's beginning, the JC Club has provided over 750,000 meals to at-risk children with it's After School and Summer Feeding programs. Here at the JC Club offers not only meals, but a safe place for children to learn, grow, and have fun. We are open weekdays after school from 3:30-5pm, and feeds children ages 4-18.

Operating as usual

10/13/2021

As many of you may have seen, as of right now the JC Club is closed indefinitely. We ask that you keep the Jc Club in your thoughts and prayers as we transition into a new season.

JC Club Update:: Friday, May 21 at 2:30 p.m. a drive-by shooting on the corner of the JC Club left one dead and five inj...
05/30/2021

JC Club Update::

Friday, May 21 at 2:30 p.m. a drive-by shooting on the corner of the JC Club left one dead and five injured.

THANKFULLY none of our staff was on-site at the time, as two bullets were shot into our back office. Had any of our staff been present or heaven forbid we were running our after-school program, someone could have been shot or worse killed.

The last three pictures below were taken in the location exactly where the bullets passed through the back office.

Since that day there have been 5 shootings in Albany, and a total of 3 death. One is David, the man who ran the corner store across from the JC Club who is well known in the community.
After David was shot he laid in the street for several minutes, outside our doorsteps, by himself, dying.

It is no secret that First & Quail has always been a dangerous corner, but in all our 20+ years of being here, it has never hit this close to home.

For the time being, we have suspended all activities at the JC Club for the safety of our staff, volunteers, and the children of the neighborhood.

Pastor Charlie Muller had a great meeting last week with several members of the community, Albany police officers, and community leaders whose heart is to find a solution to the problem of gun violence in the city of Albany.

We ask that you join us in praying for direction on what our next steps will be, and please say a prayer for the three families who lost a loved one this past week in Albany.

JC Club: Children's Feeding Center's cover photo
11/05/2020

JC Club: Children's Feeding Center's cover photo

This Saturday we are having a Kids Coat Giveaway at the JC Club. If your child is in need of a winter jacket, come on by...
10/08/2020

This Saturday we are having a Kids Coat Giveaway at the JC Club. If your child is in need of a winter jacket, come on by Saturday at 1:00pm!

04/17/2020

❗️AWESOME ALERT❗️
@greatbigstory featured the work we have been doing at the @jcclubalbany during quarantine! Check out what an awesome job they did at highlighting our outreach to the community!
Shout out to @joshuasardella for sending them our info! And @iamsetfree for taking all the footage !! 🎉

VOLUNTEER UPDATE: We are currently unable to accept new volunteers. Please continue to keep our designated team in your ...
03/22/2020

VOLUNTEER UPDATE: We are currently unable to accept new volunteers. Please continue to keep our designated team in your prayers!

03/15/2020

2 Weeks of no school leaves kids needing food!
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Looking to help us serve lunches this week ?
Here’s all the answers to any questions you may have. Message us if you’re interested in volunteering this week!

We love getting to take our kids on fun adventures ! 🎉
03/07/2020

We love getting to take our kids on fun adventures ! 🎉

“If you can’t feed a hundred people then feed just one” - Mother Teresa JC Club Children’s Feeding Center Monday - Thurs...
03/03/2020

“If you can’t feed a hundred people then feed just one” - Mother Teresa

JC Club Children’s Feeding Center
Monday - Thursday 3pm-5:30pm

02/26/2020
Have you heard the news?The JC Club has been selected as the beneficiary of the @Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program!Ea...
02/26/2020

Have you heard the news?
The JC Club has been selected as the beneficiary of the @Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program!
Each time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at the Hannaford on Wolf Road during the month of March we will receive a $1 donation.

We had our annual Valentine’s Day Party today! ⁣❤️We served our traditional heart shaped pizza ⁣💛Frosted homemade heart ...
02/14/2020

We had our annual Valentine’s Day Party today! ⁣
❤️We served our traditional heart shaped pizza ⁣
💛Frosted homemade heart shaped cookies heart⁣
❤️ And made personal Valentines for each other. ⁣

• So from our JC Club family to yours, HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY• ⁣

It’s a fruity day at the JC Club! Keeping the kids happy & healthy by feeding them fruit with a little caramel!  @ JC Cl...
01/09/2020

It’s a fruity day at the JC Club! Keeping the kids happy & healthy by feeding them fruit with a little caramel! @ JC Club: Children's Feeding Center

So proud of Javier getting the perfect attendance award at school! We love to see our kids excelling in school! 🎉
12/03/2019

So proud of Javier getting the perfect attendance award at school! We love to see our kids excelling in school! 🎉

All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and somebody who believes in them. - Magic Johnson. Volunteer Hours: Mond...
11/26/2019

All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and somebody who believes in them. - Magic Johnson.
Volunteer Hours: Monday - Thursday 3pm-5:30pm - Message us to sign up!

It's the most wonderful time of the year at the JC Club! 🎁 Our Adopt A Child For Christmas program has begun! If you are...
11/25/2019

It's the most wonderful time of the year at the JC Club!
🎁 Our Adopt A Child For Christmas program has begun!
If you are interested in sponsoring a child for Christmas send us a message today! 🎄

Today we took part in the Ignite Volunteer Festival! We have met so many amazing people and made some great connections!...
11/17/2019

Today we took part in the Ignite Volunteer Festival! We have met so many amazing people and made some great connections! Can’t wait to welcome new volunteers to the JC Club!

We are more than a feeding center. We are a family❤️
11/06/2019

We are more than a feeding center.
We are a family❤️

We are seeing more kids than ever come to be apart of our after school program, and that means we are in need of more vo...
10/27/2019

We are seeing more kids than ever come to be apart of our after school program, and that means we are in need of more volunteers! Sign up today www.jcclubalbany.com

Proof that volunteer is a blast !! Come on over to the JC Club to find out for yourself!
10/23/2019

Proof that volunteer is a blast !! Come on over to the JC Club to find out for yourself!

We want to address the stigma around volunteering! Too many times people are nervous about going to an unfamiliar place ...
10/19/2019

We want to address the stigma around volunteering! Too many times people are nervous about going to an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar people not knowing what they may be doing. But we are here to say, VOLUNTEERING ISN’T SCARY! Coming to the JC Club is an experience that is worth taking a chance on 🙌🏻 The kids don’t bite and the staff is great! ( if we do say so ourselves )

10/16/2019

Ever wonder what it looks like to volunteer with us ? Well he’s a quick peek at what we do when the kids first arrive at the JC Club. We play games with them, do crafts or sometimes just chill out in our reading nook! Don’t second guess it - Sign up to volunteer today!
Www.jcclubalbany.com

We want say THANK YOU to the eBay reps at Comic-Con International who donated this amazing LIFE SIZE Connect Four to the...
10/12/2019

We want say THANK YOU to the eBay reps at Comic-Con International who donated this amazing LIFE SIZE Connect Four to the JC Club!
As you can see the kids LOVE IT! Thanks for connecting with us! 🔴🔴🔴🔴

Meet Whitney! A mother to 6 incredible children who have been apart of the JC Club for years. Whitney contacted us to se...
10/11/2019

Meet Whitney! A mother to 6 incredible children who have been apart of the JC Club for years. Whitney contacted us to see if we had a pack and play for her 1 year old baby who was in great need of one. We decided to reach out to our JC Club Community by posting the need on fb and insta. Within minutes we received a call from Karla offering to meet this need for Whitney and her baby 🙌🏻 Karla and her husband Dave came down to the Jc Club yesterday to drop off the pack and play, along with a mattress pad, bedsheets and pj’s! Whitney was so blessed and thankful for this act of kindness from two total strangers! 🙌🏻
We are so thankful to have a community of people behind us who help us spread love and light throughout our city!

P.S: Thank you to everyone else who reached out to us to help! We could have given her 20 pack and plays with all the responses we received 🙌🏻

We are helping cultivate a love for books in our kids this year! Nothing better than watching them get lost in the world...
10/10/2019

We are helping cultivate a love for books in our kids this year! Nothing better than watching them get lost in the world of a good book 📖

10/09/2019

This need wasn’t even up for 10 minutes when we received a call from a family who said they would donate a brand new pack and play!🎉
Now this is what community is all about !🙌🏻

10/09/2019

PACK & PLAY NEEDED
JC CLUB Family is in need of a pack and play for their 1 yr old.
Has been sleeping
in car seat !

Yesterday three RPI football 🏈 players  @vmac.2 , @turn_onthe_ac and a friend helped several of our kids with homework! ...
10/08/2019

Yesterday three RPI football 🏈 players @vmac.2 , @turn_onthe_ac and a friend helped several of our kids with homework! It was so awesome to see how productive the kids were when they had one-on-one help from a volunteer! @ JC Club: Children's Feeding Center

Small Acts of Kindness: 📖 Reading a book to a child.🍽 Serving them plate of food🎲 Playing a board game with them Come sp...
10/07/2019

Small Acts of Kindness:
📖 Reading a book to a child.
🍽 Serving them plate of food
🎲 Playing a board game with them
Come spend some time with our Jc Club kids Monday-Thursday.
Message us to sign up today 🎉

10/04/2019

We found out how one of our JC Club families was living and had to do something about it ❤️Check out the story below!

- Happy Friday from the JC Club- You will never understand the joy that comes from volunteering until you have have trie...
10/04/2019

- Happy Friday from the JC Club-
You will never understand the joy that comes from volunteering until you have have tried it! Volunteering at the JC Club is guaranteed to put a smile on your face any day of the week! 😄

Our first family dinner yesterday was a HUGE success ! We have 40+ kids and parents come for a delicious homemade lasagn...
10/03/2019

Our first family dinner yesterday was a HUGE success ! We have 40+ kids and parents come for a delicious homemade lasagna ( made from scratch ) cooked by our very own Chef Anthony Compe! So thankful for our first time volunteer Jannae Gardy that came out to help us today 😄 It takes a village to feed a community! 🙌🏻 Stay tuned for our next Family Dinner night next month!

Meet Mike and Becca! Two of our weekly regular volunteers at the Club! They are both nurses at Albany Med who work long ...
10/02/2019

Meet Mike and Becca! Two of our weekly regular volunteers at the Club! They are both nurses at Albany Med who work long hours, yet make it a point to visit us every week on their day off! Today we had 35 kids at the Club and A LOT of business! Mike and Becca both came in clutch as they made extra lunches, cleaned the dirty garbage bins and helped us reset for tomorrow. We are so extremely thankful for friends like these two! The JC Club wouldn’t be the same without its volunteers ❤️ We love you @becca_crisorio & @mike.whitcomb

Two of the @rpifootball players, Vinnie and Austin came to visit us at the Club today! The kids absolutely loved asking ...
09/30/2019

Two of the @rpifootball players, Vinnie and Austin came to visit us at the Club today! The kids absolutely loved asking them questions, playing board games and talking sports with them. Our staff loved hearing all the positive advice they were given the kids! It was such a wonderful treat and great blessing ! #goRPI 🏈

——SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER TODAY ——“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life fo...
09/27/2019

——SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER TODAY ——
“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” — Helen Keller

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498 1st Street
Albany, NY
12206

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The JC Club was established in 2000 as a program to meet the basic needs of underprivileged children in the city of Albany. Since it's beginning, the JC Club has provided over 750,000 meals to at-risk children with it's After School and Summer Feeding programs. Here at the JC Club offers not only meals but a safe place for children to learn, grow and have fun. We are open weekdays after school from 3:30-5pm, and feeds children ages 4-18.

Opening Hours

Monday 3pm - 5pm
Tuesday 3pm - 5pm
Wednesday 3pm - 5pm
Thursday 3pm - 5pm

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(518) 465-6712

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Good morning want to know if there will be camp this year and if so from what time to what time????