Projects tagged with "Homelessness"

Volunteer to Prep and Serve Meals at the Hollywood Food Coalition

The Hollywood Food Coalition provides a warm, nutritious meal along with access to basic daily needs, such as clothing, backpacks, sleeping bags, and hygiene items, as well as assistance with housing placement and referrals since 1987. Volunteers are needed to both prepare and serve this takeaway meal. Must be at least 15 years old.

Prep and Deliver Delicious Sandwiches for Folks in Need

LAFH needs you to make Sandwiches! Volunteers are needed to make sandwiches for LAFH's outreach efforts. Volunteers would purchase the necessary ingredients to assemble sandwiches at their living place and deliver them to LAFH. Preferred sandwiches include Peanut butter and jelly, Ham and cheese, and turkey. Please be aware that if you are participating in this volunteer opportunity to fulfill volunteering hours, every 20 sandwiches equals 1 hour of volunteering. In making these sandwiches, you are aiding our outreach team to build trust and bridge connections to further assistance. Your contributions will help our unhoused neighbors leave with a full stomach and an even fuller heart. Must be able to purchase the ingredients for sandwich preparation as LAFH does not provide them. Must assemble the sandwiches at your place of residence or other location. LAFH facilities are not available for this opportunity. Deliver sandwiches to our LAFH office during specified operating hours; we do not offer donation pickups. Must be individually wrapped.

Assist with Kitchen Duties and Prepping Meals – Dinner Shift

Volunteering in the kitchen can be a great way to give back to your community. Whether you're helping to prepare meals for those in need, or assisting with kitchen duties such as food serving, bussing, or greeting, your time and effort can make a significant impact on those transitioning away from homelessness. Please keep in mind that you will be asked to also tend to the dining area where you will interact with the participants that LAFH serves. Provide quality service by serving nourishing meals for those who may not otherwise have access to them. You can also help to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where people can gather and connect over a warm meal. Dress code: Pants, closed-toed shoes, and clean shirt. All volunteers will be wearing a hairnet and gloves. Volunteers need to be 18 plus.
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Join St. James Episcopal Church’s all-volunteer crew at the Soup Kitchen

Join St. James Episcopal Church's all-volunteer crew on Thursday at the Soup Kitchen to provide a safe space for socializing for their unhoused and low-income neighbors. The primary impact of this event is the provision of dignity and respect for their unhoused neighbors in a safe place run by kind and generous volunteers. Most of those they serve are loyal regulars, some of whom continue to attend even after finding affordable housing. The services they provide—home-cooked meals, clean clothes, social activities, and conversation—help create a sense of self-esteem for people whose lives are otherwise full of stress and vulnerability. Volunteers work together to create a safe space for socializing, including preparing and distributing hot meals, organizing and distributing donated clothing, and assisting with special activities like an art table, board games, music, and a lending library. At the end of the event, volunteers help clean up and return tables and chairs to storage. They have a strong core of experienced volunteers who show up weekly and are ready to welcome and orient new volunteers to all activities. Because those they serve tend to be older and chronically homeless, many struggle with mental health and substance use disorders. Familiarity with trauma-informed care is a plus, with basic tips provided in their volunteer agreement and a quick orientation on the first day. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, though they are willing to work with younger volunteers under certain conditions described in their volunteer agreement, available here: https://forms.gle/a12PZXM7drm1z2Au7

Help Prepare Coffee, To-Go Breakfast Plates & Distribute to our Unhoused Community

While volunteering during our Breakfast Program, volunteers gain firsthand experience of what our unhoused guests face every day – hunger and other sensitive issues. From Tuesday to Friday, we host our indoor dining service and offer a to-go option for our guests. Volunteers will primarily assist with the indoor dining service and help with tasks like preparing coffee, serving food in the kitchen, seating and serving breakfast to guests, cleaning tables, and assisting with the to-go breakfast option. Children between the ages of 8-13 are allowed to volunteer as long as they have adult supervision.

Sort Donated Food Products and Make To-Go Pantry Boxes

SFC’s pantry program focuses on utilizing a combination of rescued and purchased food to feed extremely low-income individuals, families, seniors, and students in our community. During the pantry program, volunteers sort through donated food products and make to-go pantry boxes to be distributed to families, individuals, and students in need. Then, around 11am volunteers can help hand out boxes to our families with the assistance of staff. There is metered parking (coins and credit cards accepted) outside our Center. The meters start at 8 am and will not turn on until then. If you park at a meter, you are more than welcome to step out at 8 am to fill it when they turn on. Please come in casual, comfortable attire with closed-toe shoes.Children between the ages of 8-13 are allowed to volunteer as long as they have adult supervision.

Help Out with the Summer Program – Packing Produce Bags

Westside Food Bank's mission is to end hunger in our communities by providing access to free nutritious food through food acquisition and distribution, and by engaging the community and advocating for a strong food assistance network. We welcome individuals, families, corporate groups, religious organizations, school groups, and more to come to our warehouse and sort food for distribution to individuals and families in need in our community. We are looking for groups of 5 or more people that can assist with packing meal relief kits and assembling boxes for distribution. Volunteers must be 18+.
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Reorganize, Clean, and Tidy the Warehouse

Westside Food Bank's mission is to end hunger in our communities by providing access to free nutritious food through food acquisition and distribution, and by engaging the community and advocating for a strong food assistance network. We welcome individuals, families, corporate groups, religious organizations, school groups, and more to come to our warehouse and sort food for distribution to individuals and families in need in our community. We need people to help reorganize, clean, and tidy the warehouse/coolers and assist with order packing. Volunteers must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. Volunteers must be 18+.and stay for a 3 hour shift.
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Assist with Kitchen Duties and Prepping Meals – Lunch Shift

Volunteering in the kitchen can be a great way to give back to your community. Whether you're helping to prepare meals for those in need, or assisting with kitchen duties such as food serving, bussing, or greeting, your time and effort can make a significant impact on those transitioning away from homelessness. Please keep in mind that you will be asked to also tend to the dining area where you will interact with the participants that LAFH serves. Provide quality service by serving nourishing meals for those who may not otherwise have access to them. You can also help to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where people can gather and connect over a warm meal. Dress code: Pants, closed-toed shoes, and clean shirt. All volunteers will be wearing a hairnet and gloves. Volunteers need to be 18 plus.
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Volunteer to Prep and Serve Meals at the Hollywood Food Coalition

The Hollywood Food Coalition provides a warm, nutritious meal along with access to basic daily needs, such as clothing, backpacks, sleeping bags, and hygiene items, as well as assistance with housing placement and referrals since 1987. Volunteers are needed to both prepare and serve this takeaway meal. Must be at least 15 years old.

Join St. James Episcopal Church’s all-volunteer crew at the Soup Kitchen

Join St. James Episcopal Church's all-volunteer crew on Friday at the Soup Kitchen to provide a safe space for socializing for their unhoused and low-income neighbors. The primary impact of this event is the provision of dignity and respect for their unhoused neighbors in a safe place run by kind and generous volunteers. Most of those they serve are loyal regulars, some of whom continue to attend even after finding affordable housing. The services they provide—home-cooked meals, clean clothes, social activities, and conversation—help create a sense of self-esteem for people whose lives are otherwise full of stress and vulnerability. Volunteers work together to create a safe space for socializing, including preparing and distributing hot meals, organizing and distributing donated clothing, and assisting with special activities like an art table, board games, music, and a lending library. At the end of the event, volunteers help clean up and return tables and chairs to storage. They have a strong core of experienced volunteers who show up weekly and are ready to welcome and orient new volunteers to all activities. Because those they serve tend to be older and chronically homeless, many struggle with mental health and substance use disorders. Familiarity with trauma-informed care is a plus, with basic tips provided in their volunteer agreement and a quick orientation on the first day. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, though they are willing to work with younger volunteers under certain conditions described in their volunteer agreement, available here: https://forms.gle/a12PZXM7drm1z2Au7

Serve Delicious 4-Course Meals at Friday Night Dinner to our Unhoused Neighbors

Serve a delicious 4-course meal to our unhoused neighbors. New Friends will brief you on the courses that will be served that evening, which usually consist of soup or salad, an appetizer, a main course & a dessert, plus a drink of choice ( coffee, water, lemonade). Your presence and volunteering will help meet an immediate & urgent need for a meal and share care and connection. Being friendly and ready to serve are the main requirements! All ages are welcome. Teams with members younger than 16 will participate with their guardians, during the shift.

Serve Breakfast for the Unhoused -St. Francis Center (Agency Site)

Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger. Breakfast for the Unhoused -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 serving, coffee serving or kitchen prep. Please refer to volunteer guidelines, parking information and dress code on sign-up. Volunteers must be 18+ to participate.
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Make and Donate Sacked Lunches at North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry

North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry distributes more than 1,300+ bags of food monthly as the number of people coming to the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry has significantly increased. They encourage you, your friends, your schools and your networks to help them end hunger in the area. Food donations may be dropped off during distribution hours on Mondays and Fridays, 7:00 am to 7:15 am at: 11634 Moorpark Street, Studio City, CA 91602.

Help Prepare Coffee, To-Go Breakfast Plates & Distribute to our Unhoused Community

While volunteering during our Breakfast Program, volunteers gain firsthand experience of what our unhoused guests face every day – hunger and other sensitive issues. From Tuesday to Friday, we host our indoor dining service and offer a to-go option for our guests. Volunteers will primarily assist with the indoor dining service and help with tasks like preparing coffee, serving food in the kitchen, seating and serving breakfast to guests, cleaning tables, and assisting with the to-go breakfast option.Children between the ages of 8-13 are allowed to volunteer as long as they have adult supervision.

Prepare Meals with Lucky Duck Foundation’s Food and Water Initiative

Lucky Duck Foundation's Food and Water Initiative program reaches approximately 1,000 people daily. In less than two and a half years, the program has distributed more than 1,500,000 meals. With your help they can continue to expand this number to provide food and water and help move even more people move off the streets and into shelter, housing, and a healthier and brighter path.

Pack Meals and Help Feed Unhoused Folks with Lucky Duck Foundation

The Lucky Duck Food and Water Initiative has distributed over 1.5 million meals to San Diego's unsheltered neighbors since May 2020. Volunteers help pack, sort, and load food and water for homeless outreach teams to distribute throughout San Diego County. Volunteers are critical to making this program happen.

Pitch in at the Food Pantry in DTLA – St. Francis Center (Agency Site)

Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger. St. Francis Center is a soup kitchen and food pantry located in Downtown LA that serves the housed and unhoused communities. Volunteer Duties: As part of the Pantry Program, volunteers sort through donated food products and make to-go pantry boxes to be distributed to families, individuals, and students in need. Volunteers may also help hand out boxes to families with the assistance of staff. Please refer to volunteer guidelines, parking information and dress code on sign-up. Volunteers must be 18+ to participate.
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Sort Donated Food Products and Make To-Go Pantry Boxes

SFC’s pantry program focuses on utilizing a combination of rescued and purchased food to feed extremely low-income individuals, families, seniors, and students in our community. During the pantry program, volunteers sort through donated food products and make to-go pantry boxes to be distributed to families, individuals, and students in need. Then, around 11am volunteers can help hand out boxes to our families with the assistance of staff. Fridays are our Senior Day! Volunteers assist with making pantry boxes Then, with the help of our volunteers, we host a community-building event from 11:00a-12:00 pm which could include Bingo, Lotaria, or Movie Day. There is metered parking (coins and credit cards accepted) outside our Center. The meters start at 8 am and will not turn on until then. If you park at a meter, you are more than welcome to step out at 8 am to fill it when they turn on. Please come in casual, comfortable attire with closed-toe shoes. Children between the ages of 8-13 are allowed to volunteer as long as they have adult supervision.

Pack Produce Boxes and Prepare for Distribution

Westside Food Bank's mission is to end hunger in our communities by providing access to free nutritious food through food acquisition and distribution, and by engaging the community and advocating for a strong food assistance network. We are looking for adults and (accompanied) children to help us pack produce kits.
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