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Looking for a place to offer your culinary skills on a volunteer basis. Here is a growing listing of opportunities to serve. If you would like to be included in this list please email Kent Whitaker's Cooking for a Cause at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please check locally for any qualifications, needs and more. All information listed is for as correct as possible but is subject to change.

  • California
    • Project Angel Food - Project Angel Food is the only organization serving all of Los Angeles County dedicated to providing nutritious hot and frozen meals on a daily basis to people with HIV/AIDS and other serious illnesses.
      Website:http://www.angelfood.org" target="_blank">
      Needs: Volunteers, Cooks, Donations, Delivery & more.
  • Colorado
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  • Connecticut
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  • Delaware
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  • District of Columbia
    • Common Threads - Washington DC
      We teach low-income children to cook wholesome and affordable meals because we believe that through our hands-on cooking classes we can help prevent childhood obesity and reverse the trend of generations of non-cookers, while celebrating our cultural differences and the things people all over the world have in common.
      Info: Contact via contact numbers on website - Other listings may be found under other states. Each will have specific contact info.
      Website: http://www.commonthreads.org/Pages/Contact+Us
      Address: 500 N. Dearborn, Suite 530Chicago, IL 60654
  • Florida
    • Farm Share- Did you know that half of every crop harvested is thrown away? Farm Share, using inmate labor and volunteers, re-sorts and packages an abundance of surplus food and distributes it to individuals, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, churches, and other organizations feeding the hungry in Florida at no charge.
      Phone: 305-248-3006
      Location: 14125 SW 320th Street - Homestead, Florida 33033
      Website:http://www.farmshare.org/ 
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    • Common Threads - Miami
      We teach low-income children to cook wholesome and affordable meals because we believe that through our hands-on cooking classes we can help prevent childhood obesity and reverse the trend of generations of non-cookers, while celebrating our cultural differences and the things people all over the world have in common.
      Info: Contact via contact numbers on website - Other listings may be found under other states. Each will have specific contact info.
      Website: http://www.commonthreads.org/Pages/Contact+Us
      Address: 500 N. Dearborn, Suite 530Chicago, IL 60654

  • Georgia
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  • Guam
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  • Hawaii
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  • Idaho
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  • Illinois
    • Common Threads
      We teach low-income children to cook wholesome and affordable meals because we believe that through our hands-on cooking classes we can help prevent childhood obesity and reverse the trend of generations of non-cookers, while celebrating our cultural differences and the things people all over the world have in common.
      Info: Contact via contact numbers on website - Other listings may be found under other states. Each will have specific contact info.
      Website: http://www.commonthreads.org/Pages/Contact+Us
      Address: 500 N. Dearborn, Suite 530Chicago, IL 60654
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
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  • Nevada
    • Food Bank of Northern Nevada - Founded in 1982 and incorporated in 1983 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada is a regional food distribution and support system for more than 130 different direct service, non-profit agencies serving the needy, the ill, the elderly and children. Among clients who visit emergency food program sites, 11% are over age 60.  Children are the most vulnerable to hunger – 37% of emergency food recipients are children under the age of 18.
      Warehouse opportunities include:
      Sorting food drive and other donated food items
      Preparing orders for our partner agencies
      Preparing CSFP boxes, "assembly-line" style
      Sorting and bagging fresh produce donations
      Miscellaneous office work - filing, stuffing envelopes, etc.
      Not looking for warehouse packing?
      Our off site opportunities include:
      Organizing SNAP applicants to be seen by Food Bank staff
      Giving out food at CSFP sites
      Helping at Mobile Pantry sites
      Acting as a representative of the Food Bank at various events
      (Helping with any of above may need additional training)
      Our youth policy:
      Children over 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
      Must be 16 and over to participate without an adult
      • Location Food Bank of Northern NV
        550 Italy Drive
        McCarran, Nevada 89434
      • Phone (775) 331-3663
      • Fax (775) 331-3765
      • Website: http://fbnn.org/
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  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Northern Marianas Islands
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota

Tennessee

  • Nashville Food Project - Mission is to provide increased access to healthy foods in homeless and working poor communities across Davidson County. Over 100,000 people in Davidson County lack access to enough food to obtain and sustain a healthy lifestyle. The interconnected issues of poverty, low wages, unemployment and rising costs of food and living all contribute to the growing food insecurity rates in our city. Our organization addresses hunger using:
    Our Kitchens, where we use gleaned and donated foods to prepare wholesome, nutritious meals for low-income residents of Nashville.
    Our Gardens, where we grow food and grow people by offering educational opportunities for urban youth.
    Our Trucks, the tools we use to use to distribute meals from our kitchens, fresh produce from our gardens and build relationships.
  • Website:http://www.thenashvillefoodproject.org/" target="_blank">
    Needs: Volunteers, Collection of items, Donations, Delivery & more.
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Virgin Islands
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming