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Cook/Sponsor a Meal for our Family Center

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ORGANIZATION: Union Station Homeless Services

Quick Overview: 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"!

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

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 would be 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. We ask that you please wear closed toed shoes and long pants for your safety and protection.

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

**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. 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.

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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 Oct 16, 2023 - Sun Dec 31, 2023


825 E. Orange Grove Blvd.Family CenterPasadena, CA 91104







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