Projects tagged with "FOOD"

Join the CORE Reserves

The CORE Reserves is a legion of passionate individuals coming together to make a proactive difference in their local community. Whether it’s being prepared to support marginalized and vulnerable populations during a crisis, working on disaster preparedness and community building efforts, or supporting fundraising for CORE’s global equity-focused work, CORE Reserves members apply their unique skills to strengthening and supporting resilient communities. CORE will supply training for the efforts they support as well. Visit:

Volunteer to Make a Difference at PATH

PATH is moving thousands of families, Veterans, and chronically homeless individuals into permanent housing each year. Support your neighbors experiencing homelessness by volunteering with PATH. They offer opportunities for groups and individuals! Visit:

Pack and Donate Care Packages to Imagine LA

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly increased families’ needs for non-perishable food, basic necessities, cleaning supplies, technology, family fun activities, and more. Bring some joy & relief to families by assembling a care package or purchasing supplies in bulk, and coordinating delivery with Imagine LA staff. Here’s what’s most needed right now: COVID-safe PPE (wet wipes, hand sanitizer, face masks) ▪ Cleaning supplies (sponges, multipurpose cleaner, paper towels) ▪ Hygiene supplies (toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, soap) ▪ Non-perishable food (canned food, pasta, rice, beans, cereal) ▪ Family fun activities (board games, playing cards, puzzles, bubbles, crafting materials, coloring books/supplies, headphones) ▪ A personal note from your family. This is a great family activity to teach generosity and philanthropy with children! Visit:

Volunteer to Prepare and Serve Dinner Meals with Union Rescue Mission

Help prepare and serve dinner meals to those sheltered at Union Rescue Mission's Angeles House campus. Angeles House is their new campus which just opened this past April and shelters an additional 86 families in Los Angeles. Visit:

Donate Items to Union Station Homeless Services’ Dinner in the Park

Every year, Union Station Homeless Services holds their Thanksgiving event, Dinner in the Park. This year the event will be spread amongst 3 days, where they provide pre-cooked Thanksgiving meals and ingredient boxes to prepare your own meal at home. With such a large scale event they could really use volunteer support! They could use assistance collecting much needed food items. Feel free to check out their wishlist or visit their Amazon Wishlist to have items delivered directly to their office. All donations can be dropped off to their Admin Office (825 E. Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena) Monday through Friday between 9:00am - 4:00pm. This event could not be held without the support of volunteers and community members like yourself. Thank you so much! Please visit:

Volunteer at Union Station Homeless Services

If this is your first time volunteering at Union Station Homeless Services, they ask that you first attend their volunteer orientation. Their orientation covers a brief history of their organization, volunteer guidelines, arrival instructions, and more. Their age requirement requires volunteers to be at least 13 years old to volunteer with a chaperone, and at least 16 years old to volunteer without one. Visit:

Adopt-An-Item for Union Station Homeless Services

Are you looking for an easy way to give back? Union Station Homeless Services' Adopt-an-Item program is a simple way to make a positive impact in the community. By adopting an item, you provide essential ingredients that help their kitchen staff cook delicious and nutritious meals for our residents. Visit:
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Volunteer to Prepare and Serve Dinner Meals with Union Rescue Mission (Hope Gardens)

Help Union Rescue Mission and Hope Gardens Family Center prepare and set-up for meals, serve, as well as assist in the clean-up process. Meal services volunteers are required to be at least 14 years of age.Visit:

Work with Food with Second Harvest Food Bank

At Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County they envision an Orange County with food and nutritional security for all. In collaboration with their partners, they provide dignified, equitable and consistent access to nutritious food, creating a foundation for community health. Visit:

Help Distribute Food with Heart of Compassion Distribution

Be a lighthouse of volunteers fighting poverty and restoring hope with Heart of Compassion Distribution! Food distribution volunteers needed every Tuesday and Wednesday 9-11a.m. to help load groceries into recipient vehicles. Volunteers must be 13 years or older. Groups and individuals are welcome to volunteer with them. No experience necessary. Visit:

Donate Funds to Support Hollywood Food Coalition

You are helping Hollywood Food Coalition build a more compassionate, just, and caring community. Your donation provides unhoused and low-income neighbors with high-quality meals, basic necessities such as clothing, shoes and hygiene supplies, and access to medical, wellness and housing resources. You also help them recover and distribute food and other items to over 125 nonprofits across Los Angeles, so they can build stronger programs in their communities. Visit:
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Serve Breakfast to Those in Need with St. Francis Center

St. Francis Center is a soup kitchen and food pantry located in Downtown LA that serves the housed and unhoused communities. Volunteer roles are assigned on the day of the event and are based on the needs of the organization, but typically include: Table Captains/Floaters – The volunteer in this role will act as the server for the table and assist guests with anything they need. Coffee Captains– Volunteers help prepare cups of coffee and provide refills when needed. Kitchen Captains– This volunteer will help in the kitchen. They can expect to help with food prep and preparing the breakfast plates or soup. Requirements & Skills: Must be 18 years or older, All volunteers must review and sign St. Francis Center's volunteer application form. A copy will be sent to you when you register, Comfortable working indoors, Be able to stand for long periods of time, and No walk-ins allowed, must register ahead of time. Disclaimer: St. Francis Center is its own organization and its policies may not reflect those of the Food Bank. Visit:

Volunteer to Prepare and Serve Breakfast Meals with Union Rescue Mission

Help prepare and serve breakfast meals to those sheltered at Union Rescue Mission's Angeles House campus. Angeles House is their new campus which just opened this past April and shelters an additional 86 families in Los Angeles. Visit:

Donate to Project Angel Food

Project Angel Food prepares and delivers healthy meals to feed people impacted by serious illness, bringing comfort and hope every day. Please consider helping this organization in their mission by donating to help provide these meals at
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Pick Up and Deliver Food Donations with Long Beach Community Table

If you have a reliable vehicle and regular free time one day during the week Mon.–Fri., then inquire about Long Beach Community Table's Pickup Team! You'll collect bulk food donations at the same time and place(s) each week and transport them to various locations in Long Beach, such as senior residences, veteran communities, school campuses, sober living homes, churches, etc.​ 18+ only. To inquire about available shifts, contact: Visit:

Donate Food/Supplies to Your Local Community Fridges with LA Community Fridges

Have extra food items at home? Please consider donating some food items or other much needed supplies to LA Community Fridges! Please see the guidelines on what items are acceptable in the link. Thank you so much! Visit:
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Donate to United Station Homeless Services’ Sacked Lunch Program

Union Station Homeless Services needs people to provide lunches for the shelter residents and community members in need. Email to schedule a date to donate up to 50 sack lunches at our Adult Center. Learn more here:
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Volunteer or Donate for United Station Homeless Services’ Adopt-A-Meal Program

Union Station Homeless Services relies on the support of volunteer groups to provide daily home-cooked meals to shelter residents and community members in need. If your family, corporation, or civic group would like to cook or donate a meal at one of their shelters, consider sponsoring an Adopt-a-Meal! You can cook at home, use one of their kitchens, buy food from a restaurant and drop it off at their location, donate ingredients, or even donate a gift card to Smart and Final. There are so many ways to help! Volunteers must be 13 years old to participate with a chaperone or 16 years old to participate without one. For details email to schedule a date to serve at either our Adult Center or Family Center facility. Otherwise, click here to find out more information:

Consider Donating to CORE

Marginalized and vulnerable communities need relief in and beyond crisis now more than ever. Climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and conflict have increased global needs to dire levels. Together, you can support underserved communities’ resilience in responding and recovering from crises. Your support saves lives and helps create a more equitable future for those who need relief most across the globe. Visit:
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Help Pack and Distribute Food in Lancaster with Living Water Worship Center

Living Water Worship Center is a non-profit organization that supports the community with food and mobile showers at their facility. What You'll be Doing: Volunteers will be assisting with unloading food from trucks, Stocking shelves and sorting/packing food, and Distributing food to the community. Requirements & Skills: Minimum age to volunteer is 18, All volunteers must wear masks, Be able to lift up to 25 lbs to 45 Ibs, and Waiver Form Required. A copy will be sent to you when you register. Disclaimer: Living Water Worship Center is its own organization and its policies may not reflect those of the Food Bank. Visit:
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