We rescue and share thousands of pounds of food every day at our Community Exchange! It’s a fun yet challenging process that we can’t do without our wonderful volunteers!
We need four volunteers Monday - Friday to help sort and organize incoming and outgoing food, hygiene items, and more. We have opportunities ranging from "chill" - such as packaging food into shareable quantities - to a "fast-paced workout replacement" helping us move and store pallets of food around our facility.
Our volunteers play an integral role throughout our intake, sorting, and sharing processes to ensure food we receive is efficiently distributed to our wonderful recipient agencies. We ask that all volunteers be at least 15 years of age.
We want you to join our Exchange Volunteer Team!
For more information on our organization, please visit: https://hofoco.org/
To sign up to volunteer at the Community Exchange, please visit:
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.