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!



There’s something for everyone! L.A. Kitchen’s special events for all ages. 

In the last year, we worked to expand our volunteer calendar to include holy days or events that are important to numerous faith traditions, as well as days that honor independence and liberation leaders who are important to L.A.’s deeply diverse communities. JOIN US.

Family Days

Bring the whole family (young and old) to L.A. Kitchen for a morning of family friendly kitchen activities. Volunteers will help L.A. Kitchen’s culinary team transform reclaimed fruits and vegetables into thousands of meals that will distributed to fellow Angelenos. It is an opportunity for different generations to come together to learn about healthy eating, food waste and give back.

There will be kid friendly prep stations, arts and crafts and healthy snacks. Due to the nature of the activity we are only able to host children 7 years old and up. Upcoming dates below. 


Food For Thought Series

Every month the Food For Thought Series explores issues surrounding our local and global food systems. We invite industry leaders and advocates to discuss the important topics our food, health and local communities face today. Guests so far have included L.A. Food Policy Council, L.A. Compost and Local Roots. The hour long talks are free and open to everyone.



Cultural Programs

A monthly collaborative cultural programming series where culture, education, and service vibrantly intersect. Volunteer service days are enhanced by opportunities to learn about diverse cultures through food. Events and activities recognize, celebrate, and honor important days that are significant to L.A.’s diverse multicultural communities through cooking, food, art and storytelling. Check out our upcoming topics.



03nov10:30 am12:00 pmEmpower d'Or Class 121st Round: Plate Presentation10:30 am - 12:00 pm L.A. Kitchen, 230 W Ave 26 Los Angeles, CA 90031

03nov1:00 pm2:30 pmEmpower d'Or Class 122nd Round: Culinary Olympic Relay1:00 pm - 2:30 pm L.A. Kitchen, 230 W Ave 26 Los Angeles, CA 90031

09nov4:30 pm7:30 pmBeets and Beer: A do good happy hour at L.A. Kitchen4:30 pm - 7:30 pm L.A. Kitchen, 230 W Ave 26 Los Angeles, CA 90031

11nov1:00 pm2:30 pmOur Roots Our Plates: Decolonizing Food with Jocelyn Ramirez1:00 pm - 2:30 pm L.A. Kitchen, 230 W Ave 26 Los Angeles, CA 90031


07dec10:30 am12:00 pmEmpower L.A.'s Class 12 Graduation10:30 am - 12:00 pm L.A. Kitchen, 230 W Ave 26 Los Angeles, CA 90031