ROLE: Community Cooking Days is a weekly volunteer program that brings together volunteers and students to transform reclaimed produce into hundreds of hunger relief meals. Volunteers learn culinary skills from Kitchen for Good’s students and create up to 300 meals per session for community partners like Jewish Family Services and Crisis House. Gloves, hairnets, and aprons are provided.
PURPOSE: The purpose of Community Cooking Days is to foster meaningful dialogues, produce hunger relief meals, and cultivate community.
Food prep (gleaning, slicing, dicing, saucing, zesting)
Cooking, meal assembly, packaging, and cleaning
SIGN-UP: After registering as a KFG Volunteer, please visit your Personal KFG Volunteer Site and click on the "Job Calendar" tab in order to sign up for upcoming shifts
No prior kitchen experience necessary
Closed-toe, no-slip shoes are required
Long hair must be pulled back
All jewelry must be taken off prior to the session (watches, rings, etc.) (food safety)
VOLUNTEER RELEASE WAIVER: All volunteers must sign and submit our Volunteer Waiver prior to participating (additional copies will be available onsite)
PUNCTUALITY: Please strive to arrive early; our sessions begin promptly at the designated "start time"
STORAGE: Please leave valuables at home or locked in your vehicle
AGE LIMIT: All ages are welcome to participate in our sessions, however, we recommend children are ages 10 and up. Volunteer Waivers for youth must be completed by parents / guardians prior to the start of the session.
Children under the age of 10 are not allowed to use knives without their guardian’s consent; appropriate tasks for each age group will be delegated by the Volunteer Coordinator and agreed upon by the child’s parents/guardians
SUPPORT: Community Cooking Days Volunteers will participate in an orientation onsite. Our team will teach volunteers culinary techniques and food safety protocol as well as provide ongoing guidance throughout the session.
PARKING: The Jacobs Center provides 400 free parking spots in our shared lot. Upon entering the "Market Creek Plaza" Shopping Center after turning off of Euclid Avenue, drive past the Food 4 Less and Asia Wok until you reach the Jacobs Center Parking Lot. Our front office faces west towards the parking lot; you should see the 'Kitchens for Good" signage and our two lemon trees outside our front door. Google Maps Link for Jacobs CenterCONTACT: Nina Holtz, AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org - (858) 472-8413
- Cooking / Catering
- Food Service
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- 3 hours