Preparation of reclaimed food to serve low-income seniors and others.
L.A. Kitchen believes that neither food nor people should ever go to waste. 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.
Volunteer Project: Volunteers work alongside a team of L.A. Kitchen chefs, kitchen staff, and alumni or students from their Empower Program (a culinary job training program for those transitioning out of foster care or incarceration) to prepare reclaimed produce that will be transformed into nutritious meals and snacks for charitable partners that serve Los Angeles’ aging, low income, and homeless populations. Activities include cleaning, cutting, peeling, zesting, etc. a variety of donated produce from local farmers and wholesale companies. Volunteers learn and practice valuable knife skills and kitchen safety protocols under the direction of trained L.A. Kitchen culinary team members. No prior kitchen prep experience is necessary.
Age Requirement: Volunteers for this project must be at least 55 years of age.
Accessibility: L.A. Works firmly believes that we strengthen the social fabric of our community by involving all in service. If you feel you need accommodations to participate in this project please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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*This project is managed by L.A. Works for our nonprofit partner and is led by an L.A. Works Volunteer Project Leader. L.A. Works is a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities
- Issue Area(s): Hunger & Homelessness, Adult Education
- Population Served: Homeless, Low-income Communities, People with Disabilities, People with Health-Based Concerns
- Age Minimum (with Adult):55+, Minimum Age:55+
Additional Dates for this Event
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