Cook dinner for the men in our homeless shelter


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1931 Center StreetBerkeley, CA 94704


Our Men’s Housing Program (MHP) has been providing a safe and caring space for homeless and hungry men in Berkeley since 1986.

As part of this essential service a hot and nutritious meal is offered each evening for the men in the shelter. These meals are in large part provided by generous community groups and organizations that want to give back to their less fortunate neighbors.

Where: Veterans’ Memorial Building basement, 1931 Center Street, Berkeley, 94704
When: Approximately 5:00pm-8:00pm

Note: This is an opportunity for groups only.

For this volunteer opportunity groups purchase and bring in food for the meal, prepare it in our fully equipped kitchen, serve the approximately 50 men staying in the shelter that night, and clean up afterwards. This generally happens between 5:00pm and 8:00pm, with the meal being served around 7:00pm. It’s perfect for about 5-8 people per group (more than 10 will not fit in the kitchen), and we highly encourage our volunteers to socialize with and get to know the men during the evening.


  • Cooking / Catering
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Food Service

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 12
  • For groups only.
  • Group must procure and bring food to be cooked for the dinner. Email for a list of available dates.

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