Cook/Sponsor a Meal for our Adult Center!

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ORGANIZATION: Union Station Homeless Services

Union Station Homeless Services is the San Gabriel Valley's largest and most comprehensive social services agency, serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Our organization relies heavily on the support of volunteer groups to provide daily home-cooked meals to our shelter residents and community members in need. Gather your friends, family, corporation, and/or civic group and provide a meal for our Adult Center.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  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 -- or purchase food from a restaurant and drop it off or have it delivered
  4. Serve the meal to our residents (optional-- if you choose not to serve in person, our staff is happy to serve the meal on your behalf)


Volunteers must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to cook/serve onsite.

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.

Dress code: 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. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required if serving/cooking at our facilities. Additionally, all volunteers must read and acknowledge a COVID liability waiver onsite.

Questions? If interested or if you have any further questions, please email us at to check availability.

Unable to cook or plan a meal, but still interested in helping? In lieu of providing a meal, our kitchen staff would be grateful for a Smart&Final gift card to assist with costs.

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About Union Station Homeless Services


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

Mission Statement

Union Station Homeless Services recognizes the inherent value, dignity, and humanity of the people we serve. Together, with them, we work to end homelessness through housing solutions, supportive services, and connection to community. We advocate for equitable and just systems that ensure all individuals and families will have a safe place they can call home.


We need volunteers to help support our kitchen staff with cooking, serving, and cleaning. Volunteers are integral to providing much needed donation items to our clients.


Homeless & Housing
Homeless & Housing, Hunger


Mon Jan 01, 2024 - Sun Mar 31, 2024


412 S. Raymond Blvd.Pasadena, CA 91105






  • Must be at least 13

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