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.
Volunteers work with a variety of L.A. Kitchen chefs, kitchen staff, and alumni or students from our Empower Program to create nutritious meals and snacks that are donated to partner agencies that serve Los Angeles’ aging and homeless populations. You may be doing anything from working with our reclaimed fruits and vegetables (clean, peel, zest, cut, etc.) to making dressings or sauces and more. To volunteer, click here.