Meal Delivery Programs
•1. Congregate Dining
Community Kitchen's congregate dining program integrates high-quality, nutritious meals into programming of community partners. Community Kitchen volunteers plan a delicious meal, aiming for balanced nutritional content with a protein, vegetable, and carbohydrate/starch. A pre-warmed, buffet-style meal is provided for participants, program staff, and Community Kitchen volunteers. Community Kitchen volunteers heat, transport, and serve the food. Our volunteers also share in the meal and conversation with our meal recipients.
Seasonal changes: Community Kitchen volunteers may also bring surplus produce from local gardens with our congregate dining meals along with recipes and preparation instructions.
•2. Individual Meal-Delivery Program (Coming in 2014)
Agencies can refer clients to sign-up with Community Kitchen as an individual meal-recipient through our recipient request form (also in Spanish). Meals will be delivered once a week by Community Kitchen volunteers to an address designated by the recipient. Meals will be delivered cold in individual containers with reheating instructions. Communications regarding community events, transportation and social services, and nutrition and wellness information may also be provided.As a Community Kitchen volunteer, you will join a team of fellow students dedicated to community engagement and social, environmental, and economic justice. After transporting and serving the food, our volunteers join in the meal and conversation with our community members.
For questions regarding volunteering with Community Kitchen, please email our Volunteer Coordinator.