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Cook a meal for transitional age foster youth

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ORGANIZATION: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested

We are looking for chefs or wannabe chefs, to bring their culinary skills to our Rising Oaks Program, am apartment complex located on our Oakland campus that provides a new lease on life for 30 foster youth aging out of the child welfare system.

Rising Oaks provides housing and comprehensive support services for 30 former foster youth and non-minor dependents of Alameda County who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. Each youth lives in a modern studio apartment and receives personalized services ranging from individual and family therapy to life skills training and leadership development. Residents range from 18-24 and are either employed or enrolled in an education or vocational program.

The Opportunity

Once a month, Rising Oaks youth gather for a community meal in the complex's courtyard. We are looking for folks to BBQ on-site or bring a meal for 35 (youth plus staff) for everyone to enjoy as a community. This is a wonderful opportunity to break bread with our participants and learn more about their dreams and future plans as they step into adulthood.

While this is a one-off opportunity, we hope to find a longer-term relationship with a service group or church.

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About Fred Finch Youth & Family Services


3800 Coolidge Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602, US

Mission Statement

Fred Finch Youth & Family Services partners with people and communities to provide culturally responsive services that cultivate mental and physical resiliency and wellness


Founded in Oakland in 1891, we continue a mission of dedication to providing innovative, effective services to children, youth, and families to heal from trauma and lead healthier, productive lives.

Throughout our 133-year history, Fred Finch has left a positive impact on the lives of Bay Area young people by providing a pathway into employment and self-sufficiency. As a social service and mental health agency, Fred Finch works with some of the most vulnerable populations in California, including families that face poverty, violence, and trauma; former foster youth and formerly incarcerated youth; and young people living with autism.

We provide services through 25 specialized programs to address the needs of traditionally underserved communities and maximize our impact throughout the Bay Area and Southern California.


Children & Youth
Homeless & Housing
Children & Youth, Homeless & Housing, Hunger


Mon Jul 01, 2024 - Fri Sep 27, 2024
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM


3800 Coolidge AvenueOakland, CA 94602



  • Youth Services
  • Cooking / Catering
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Food Service
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • two and half hours
  • Must be able to provide enough food for 35 people and bring paper plates, silverware, etc.

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