Fight hunger in Oakland - serve 600 meals a day in our dining room!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


675 - 23rd StreetOakland, CA 94612


The St. Vincent de Paul Free Dining Room serves a hot, healthy meal Tuesday-Saturday. Located in one of the most distressed neighborhoods in Northern California, the Free Dining Room serves nearly 600 meals on average per day. Join our team of volunteers to help feed those who are hungry. This opportunity is appropriate for groups of up to 15 people.

Volunteers will be asked to:

  • dish food
  • serve beverages
  • hand out trays to clients
  • wash and dry dishes
  • clean tables
  • assist with kitchen prep work
  • organize refrigerators or dry storage spaces
  • attend to all clients that we serve including families, young children, elderly, and disabled

Time: 9am - 1pm; shifts are available Tuesday - Saturday

Commitment: One time and ongoing volunteers are welcome

Volunteers will attend an orientation and receive training on their first day of service.


  • Food Service
  • People Skills

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 9am - 1pm
  • Volunteers must be able to stand for at least two hours

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