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!



Thank you for your interest in joining the vibrant community of volunteers at L.A. Kitchen. Volunteers like you help to transform donated fruits and produce into healthy, scratch-made meals that are distributed to Los Angeles area shelters, transitional homes, after-school programs and nonprofit organizations, saving them money and nourishing the people participating in their programs.

L.A. Kitchen provides meaningful and educational volunteer opportunities for students, corporate groups, civic organizations, and individuals. 

Volunteers can expect to engage in meaningful work and to have a deeper understanding of the impact of L.A. Kitchen’s work in the community.

Bring your family, friends and colleagues together at L.A. Kitchen. Celebrate a birthday by giving back to fellow Angelenos or get your team out of the office in the kitchen with our group Kitchen Prep sessions.

If you are interested in volunteering with a GROUP of five or more please fill out a Group Volunteer Request Form or call  213-269-8260 for any questions. 


If this is your first time joining us please take a moment to read the Volunteer Bill of Rights and F.A.Qs

Volunteering Opportunities


Kitchen Food Prep

3-hour shift working alongside L.A. Kitchen students. Volunteers help out with basic preparation of produce including washing, chopping, slicing or peeling.

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L.A. Kitchen Cultural Events

L.A. Kitchen’s new cultural program, invites guest chefs, industry leaders and changemakers to share their stories and recipes. Activities include cooking demos, talks and hands-on workshops.

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This Summer at L.A. Kitchen

L.A. Kitchen has got a full summer planned with events and volunteer opportunities for all ages! There will be chopping, music, family fun and more.

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Skilled Volunteer Opportunities

L.A. Kitchen is growing and we are looking for skilled volunteers to donate their talent to our various creative projects and provide support to L.A. Kitchen admin.

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Teaching Garden

Get your hands dirty and help build the L.A. Kitchen Teaching Garden! Take place during Spring and Summer months.

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Interact with seniors at nutrition sites to provide education and information about meals and healthy eating

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230 W. Ave. 26,

Los Angeles, CA 90031