We serve meals to our neighbors in need 7 nights a week, and we offer daily opportunities to make an impact!
We need four volunteers every day to help prepare a meal and six volunteers every evening to serve the meal.
Meal Preparation: Come help prepare the delicious and nutritious meal for that evening! Bake casseroles, make soup, chop fruit and veggies, maybe wash a dish or two, and more. Almost no orientation required - just bring yourself and a can-do attitude!
Meal Service: Help the team serve and distribute the evening’s meal, now takeaway as a result of the pandemic. Volunteering for our nightly meal service includes helping set up, serving a freshly prepared meal, washing the items we have used to serve the dinner, and doing a final cleaning of the kitchen.
We welcome all levels of ability for both Meal Preparation and Meal Service, though we do have an age minimum of 15 years old. We also closely follow CDC-recommended guidelines.
For more information on our organization, please visit: https://hofoco.org/
To sign up for meal prep or service, please visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044cadab2ba5f85-volunteer
5939 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028, US
The mission of Hollywood Food Coalition is to feed and serve the immediate needs of the hungry every night of the year so they can build better lives. Our vision is a city where everyone has food, community, and support. For 33 years, we have served a hot, nutritious dinner every night of the year to homeless and food insecure individuals. All our food is donated, and we share thousands of pounds of excess food with partner social service organizations all across the city.
We serve upwards of 300+ people dinner every night of the year. Have done for over 30 years. No one is turned away. We get donated food, picked up by volunteer and staff drivers, and because of the Covid-19 outbreak have had to change our model from sit-down dinners indoors to handing out bags of food in "to-go," containers. We also distribute any excess food to other organizations that have no way to access donated food. We PREP the food (main course, (vegan and non) green salads, fruit salads, desserts, soups, drinks, and extra "later on" food...most of our guests are homeless). Then we SERVE the food. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO PREP THE FOOD AND SERVE THE FOOD. We provide masks, gloves (changed often), disposable aprons, a brief orientation when you arrive. We sanitize our environment every hour. We are wholly aware for the need of work-place safety so if any volunteer doesn't feel well, we ask them to stay home and come back when they are 100%. We are the only nightly dinner freely served in Hollywood and our guest counts have surged due to the the shutdown of many food stores, restaurants and bars and farmer's markets. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP US. We only need 6 to 10 per shift.