We have added new volunteer dates and locations! Please sign up to volunteer in our kitchens using the Eventbrite link below. The next available day to volunteer is Tuesday April 22 at Eastside Neighborhood Center!
We are fortunate at Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen to have many wonderful, dedicated volunteers. Without them, we wouldn't be able to do what we do. We invite you to join us in our service to the community. Whether you come as a "regular" or on a one-time basis, your time and service are invaluable to the work we do and the people we serve.
Volunteer hours are from 3:30-6:00 pm. Be ready to help prep the food, serve our guests and help clean up. We accept volunteers from age 14 years and older.
Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers!
Spaces are filled on a first come first serve basis and pre-sign up is required. We do not accept drop-in volunteers. To request volunteer date(s), please sign up through our EventBrite page. If you are signing up a group of volunteers in your own name, please send Kimberly Perry a list of volunteer names, email addresses, and telephone numbers one week prior to your scheduled volunteer event. If you have any questions please contact our Coordinator of Volunteer and Outreach Programs, Kimberly Perry, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-439-0915.
At this time, no Saturday or Sunday opportunities are available.
If you would like to sign up your corporate group, please contact Kimberly Perry directly at email@example.com or 408-439-0915.
Because our staff is small, we depend largely on our volunteers to help with our meal program. As a volunteer at Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen, you may be asked to help with all aspects of the meals, including setting up our dining room for dinner, preparing the meal, serving and cleaning up. Volunteers must be able to help for the entire shift: we do not accept partial shifts.
Grocery Bag Program
As a volunteer with the Grocery Bag Program, you will help sort, package, and distribute grocery bags to low-income families in the community. The program is on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, from 9am to 12pm, at St. Maria Goretti Kitchen, 2980 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95111
Special holiday programs include Easter dinner the week prior to Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, and Parent Shopping Day in December. All Holiday meals are scheduled within our regular meal times of Monday - Friday. We cannot accommodate groups for holiday meals, and sign-up dates are posted in the fall.