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Are you passionate about fighting hunger and educating people about food justice?

Cooking Matters, a Community Food Education (CFE) program at Solid Ground, offers cooking and nutrition classes focused on maximizing food resources to community members in low-income areas. We provide hands-on education, combining cooking, nutrition, menu planning, budgeting, kitchen safety, and sanitation.

Each Cooking Matters class is led by a team of three trained volunteers who work alongside a staff coordinator to facilitate fun, lively, and informative classes for participants. Volunteers work with the participants on educational activities and preparing a shared meal. Classes are held at community organizations, public and transitional housing sites, schools, and other service-providing agencies throughout Seattle and King County.

The Cooking Matters program seeks volunteers to be:

  • Cooking Instructors
  • Nutrition Instructors
  • Class Assistants

Participate in 6-week classes teaching cooking skills and nutrition concepts to adults and families living on low incomes. Classes are held virtually and in person. No professional experience needed; training provided.

To apply: Interested in volunteering or learning more about the opportunity? Click "I Want To Help" and we'll reach out to you within 3-5 business days with next steps.

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color), and people with the lived experience of food insecurity are strongly encouraged to volunteer.

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About Solid Ground


1501 N 45TH ST, SEATTLE, WA 98103, US

Mission Statement

Our mission... Solid Ground works to end poverty and undo racism and other oppressions that are root causes of poverty. Our vision... Solid Ground believes our community can move beyond poverty and oppression to a place where all people have access to quality housing, nutritious food, equal justice and opportunities to thrive. Our values... Solid Ground is committed to working with compassion, integrity, accountability, creativity and an anti-oppression approach to end homelessness, hunger, inequality and other barriers to social justice. We value collaboration and leadership from the communities we serve.


Our history...

Solid Ground was founded in 1974 by community leaders and concerned citizens of one of Seattle's then most economically devastated neighborhoods, Fremont. Originally called the Fremont Public Association, our services - emergency food bank, clothing bank, and employment program - reflected the desperate needs and determined response of a mobilized and committed neighborhood.

Solid Ground today...

As the scope and severity of homelessness and poverty have increased over the years, so too have our reach to our greater community and our range of services. Now based in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood, our 30 programs and services help more than 60,000 households each year overcome poverty and build better futures throughout King County and beyond.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Advocacy & Human Rights, Environment, Hunger


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Seattle, WA 98103




  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible schedule - we'll work with you! Each class series is 6 weeks long.
  • Applicants must (1) submit a Solid Ground Volunteer Application Form and Background Check Form, (2) clear their background check and reference checks, (3) attend a Solid Ground Orientation, and (4) interview with program staff before they begin.

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