A food pantry is giving people on probation new hope.

The Jamaica Neon "nutrition kitchen" celebrated its grand opening on Thursday.

The facility distributes food to people on probation and community residents once a week.

Creators say this is not a typical pantry because it also offers healthy recipes, nutrition information, and cooking demonstrations.

The nutrition kitchen was created by the Department of Probation, Food Bank for New York City, and the Mayors Fund to Advance New York City.

"You can't avoid arrests if you are food insecure, meaning you have trouble getting food on your table, or your family does." said Department of Probation Commissioner Ana M. Bermudez.

Four other locations are launching throughout the city.