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Food 4 Life Program Volunteer (Manhattan)

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Lantern Community Services

  • 1 person is interested

Lantern is grounded in the mission to champion the independence and well-being of New Yorkers who are impacted by or threatened with homelessness. Our objective is to make sure that our residents can find and maintain stable housing through emergency shelter and supportive housing. Our on-site social services bring residents and staff together to create opportunities for personal recovery, wellness and growth. We have 16 supportive housing buildings located in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx, and three shelters based in Manhattan and Queens.

We are looking for a volunteer to assist with Lantern's "Food 4 Life" program which is an eight-week cooking class focused on healthy, cost-conscious recipes and relevant nutrition lessons. For eight weeks, Lantern tenants participating in the program will work together to prepare weekly recipes and learn about new foods, cooking methods and tips to maintain a healthy diet on a budget.

Role of the volunteer:

  • Assist with set-up of the cooking class
  • Support tenants as they follow the weekly recipe/prepare their meal
  • Assist with clean-up after the cooking class is completed

If you're interested in this volunteer opportunity, please submit an inquiry through VolunteerMatch directly or email us directly at!

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About Lantern Community Services


494 8th avenue, 20th floor, New York, NY 10001, US

Mission Statement

Lantern Community Services champions the independence and well-being of New Yorkers who have been impacted by or threatened with homelessness, as well as those who have aged out of foster care.


Lantern is home to more than 1,400 formerly homeless people who live in our 15 apartment buildings across New York City. We pioneered services for people living with HIV, and we are one of the largest providers for young adults who have aged out of foster care. We give people more than just basic support and a place to live, prioritizing interventions with scientifically proven results. We’ve grown our programs a lot recently, working creatively with our existing resources, but now we need volunteer power to bring more programs to more of our clients!

Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


100 East 118th StreetNew York, NY 10035



  • Cooking / Catering
  • Food Service
  • People Skills




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Volunteer needed on Fridays from 11:30am to 3:30pm.
  • All volunteers must undergo a background check, fingerprinting, and must be fully vaccinated from the COVID vaccine.

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