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Cook/Sponsor a Meal for our Family Center!

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Union Station Homeless Services

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 19 people are interested

Union Station Homeless Services relies on the support of volunteer groups to provide daily home-cooked meals to shelter residents and community members in need. If your family, corporation, or civic group would like to cook and serve a meal or drop off/cater a meal from a local restaurant at one of our shelters, consider sponsoring an "Adopt-a-Meal"!


  1. Plan a menu of your choice (i.e. roasted chicken, mac and cheese, salad, cookies, and drinks)
  2. Purchase the ingredients needed to prepare the food
  3. Cook the meal - you can bring it cooked from home or prepare it in our kitchens
    1. Or purchase food from a restaurant and drop it off or have it delivered
  4. Serve the meal to our residents
    1. Our staff would be happy to serve the meal on your behalf if you choose not to serve in person
Please note that there is an age requirement for volunteering in the kitchen. Children under the age of 13 are not allowed in the kitchen at any time. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old with a chaperone, 16 to volunteer without. We ask that you please wear closed toed shoes and long pants for your safety and protection.

**Volunteers will be required to wear a surgical grade mask or higher (not cloth). If you do not have a surgical mask, Union Station Homeless Services will be able to provide you one upon arrival to your volunteer shift. All volunteers serving food directly to clients must wear a face shield (provided by Union Station). Additionally, all volunteers must read and acknowledge a COVID liability waiver onsite.

If interested or if you have any further questions, please email us at volunteer@unionstationhs.org to check availability.

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About Union Station Homeless Services


825 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104, US

Mission Statement

Helping individuals and families rebuild their lives and end homelessness.


Union Station Homeless Services is part of a premier group of human services agencies in Los Angeles County that are leading the way to end homelessness in our community. We are the San Gabriel Valley’s largest social service agency assisting homeless and very low-income adults and families. Since 1973, Union Station has helped rebuild the lives of thousands of people who were once homeless and without hope.

Anyone interested in volunteering with us should email volunteer@unionstationhs.org to be placed on the next available orientation list.

Age minimum is 13 years old. Group maximum size is 4.

The vision expressed four decades ago by the community volunteers who founded this agency still rings true today - every person deserves a life of dignity and a safe place to call home.

Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


825 E. Orange Grove Blvd.Pasadena, CA 91104



  • Cooking / Catering
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Food Service


  • Group


  • Must be at least 13

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