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.

Please take a moment to read the Volunteer Bill of Rights.


Volunteering Opportunities


Teaching Garden

Get your hands dirty and help build the L.A. Kitchen Teaching Garden!

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Kitchen Food Prep

3-hour shift of basic preparation including washing, chopping, slicing, or peeling.

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

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Grocery Guide Tour Leaders

Volunteers lead supermarket tours focusing on budget-friendly healthy food shopping for individuals aged 50+.

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Sign-Up Today!

Join L.A. Kitchen to help transform fresh, nutritious, and locally sourced produce into healthy meals for home-bound older adults and other vulnerable residents across Los Angeles. Volunteers work alongside culinary trainees in the kitchen to chop fresh vegetables, preparing nutritious produce. If you have already volunteered with L.A. Kitchen and created a user account, login here to manage your volunteer dates and add more! If you would like to register a group of ten or more volunteers, please email engagela@lakitchen.org.

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230 W. Ave. 26,

Los Angeles, CA 90031