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!



By reclaiming healthy, local food that would otherwise be discarded, training men and women who are unemployed for jobs, and providing healthy meals to fellow citizens,
L.A. Kitchen empowers, nourishes, and engages the community.

Click below to learn more about L.A. Kitchen’s programs:


Through the Impact program, L.A. Kitchen ensures that food never goes to waste, and instead is used to nourish our most vulnerable communities. A vibrant workforce of diverse intergenerational volunteers collaborates with Empower students to transform reclaimed local produce into fresh, nutritious, scratch-made meals and snacks donated to social service agencies serving the greater Los Angeles Area. Find out more…

Every 14 weeks, Empower admits 22 students who receive training from L.A. Kitchen’s chefs and industry professionals. Culinary training is paired with life skills support and professional training provided by our on-staff MSW social worker, registered dietician, and workforce
development coordinator. Find out more…


L.A. Kitchen’s social enterprise, Strong Food uses purchased food to provide high-quality, California sourced, and fresh made meals, snacks, and food products to non-profit social service agencies, healthcare providers, government, universities, and other institutions. Our goal is to meet the growing need for healthy, affordable food in a way that provides strong social and financial returns. Find out more…

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