Wealth derived from the community should be reinvested locally. Investments should be made in both the present and the future. All people have potential, and every person has a role in strengthening the community. You are a vital member of the L.A. Kitchen community and your support will change lives today and into the future!



During our second year of operations, we ran into some real roadblocks, which forced us to change our approach, but not our commitment to healthy meals and great jobs. Read (and click around) our new Annual Report.

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Shared Plates

A weekend of dinner parties to rally Los Angeles in the fight against hunger and food waste. Everyone can host a dinner, and every dollar raised supports L.A. Kitchen. Sign up to be a host before September 12th Find out more.

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Empower L.A. culinary job training

L.A. Kitchen offers a 14-week intergenerational job training program that empower individuals and inspires independence.

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Summer events for all ages

Looking for fun events over summer AND a way to give back to your community? L.A. Kitchen’s new summer series includes Family Friendly Kitchen Prep days for volunteers ages 7 and up and Disco Chop, an evening of chopping, chatting and (safely) dancing!

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Why we do what we do

L.A. Kitchen has three main programs that tackle different issues affecting fellow Angelenos. Find out more about why we do what we do and how you can also make a change in your community.

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Volunteer at L.A. Kitchen

Give your time and work alongside L.A. Kitchen students, graduates, and chefs to transform rescued California fruits and vegetables into healthy meals that are distributed to our non-profit and community partners.

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Neither food nor people should ever go to waste