Make Dinner, Make a Difference for homeless youth!


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


332 NE 6th AveHillsboro, OR 97124


HomePlate is a weekly drop-in program serving youth experiencing homelessness or housing instability in Washington County. We offer them a hot meal, a shower, games, conversation, and other resources on Monday and Thursday evenings in Hillsboro, and Wednesday in Beaverton.

Supplying dinners each week is our biggest need. Meals must serve about 25 people on Monday and Thursday (65 people on Wednesday). Youth, volunteers, and staff all share this meal together.

This is an opportunity for a group of volunteers. We strongly suggest that you form your own group (friends, family, co-workers, teammates, etc.).

Dinner volunteers will prepare a main dish, a vegetable dish, 2 gallons of milk, and 2 gallons of juice. Dessert, bread, and salads are welcome but optional. This is suitable for groups of 4 to 12.

Dinner groups purchase everything for the meal, cook it on site in our kitchens, and serve it to our youth. It's important to have one or two people who have a food handlers card as well.

HomePlate connects homeless youth with a variety of resources, but it's the home-cooked meal that gets them through the door. Contact us today to find out how you can help!


  • Baking
  • Cooking / Catering
  • Youth Services
  • Nutrition
  • Food Service

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Minimum time for one dinner is 4 hours
  • Food Handler's Card Preferred

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