Like to work with food? Volunteer in a commercial kitchen and farmers market!


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Uhuru Foods Kitchen1607 - 63rd StEmeryville, CA 94608

Some of last year's volunteers


Uhuru Foods & Pies is looking for volunteers who are interested in gaining experience doing food production in a commercial kitchen by working:

1. Friday evenings from 5 - 9 pm doing food preparation at our commercial kitchen in Emeryville. Try it out. Sign up for a regular once a month shift or help out on a month by month basis.

2. We also need people every Saturday from 7 am - 3 pm to help volunteer in our outoor kichen at the Saturday farmer's market near the Grand Lake theater in Oakland. Try this out and see how much fun it is to participate in the market with Uhuru Foods.

The food prep takes place in a commercial kitchen in Emeryville. No experience necessary but some preferred. Ideally we are looking for someone who can make a weekly or biweekly commitment for a minimum of three months. Come try it out and see if you like it.

Every Saturday, we cook and serve egg scrambles, breakfast wraps and our very popular Green Goddess sandwich - pesto, mozzarella and greens on the famous Acme bread. The Friday food preparations makes this possible.

Uhuru Foods & Pies is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Black Star Industries.This volunteer position support fundraising for the programs of the African People's Education and Defense Fund and the Uhuru Movement supporting independent economic development in the African community.

Email oakland.volunteer at to sign up or to find out more information and go to to see all the market, baking and pie selling shifts.


  • Cooking / Catering
  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Baking
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Food Service

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • 3 to 5 hours
  • None. Will train.

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