Penn Serves LA - join fellow members of the University of Pennsylvania community in Los Angeles (alumni, Penn parents and kids)
Did you know that 40% of all edible food in the U.S. goes to waste? Together let’s do something about that right here in LA. 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. Join us in a little chopping and repurposing.
Volunteers work alongside a team of L.A. Kitchen chefs, kitchen staff, and alumni or students from our Empower Program (a culinary job training program for young men and women aging out of foster care and older men and women transitioning out of incarceration) to prepare reclaimed fruits and vegetables that will be transformed into nutritious meals and snacks for charitable partners that serve Los Angeles’ aging, low income, and homeless populations.
Activities include cleaning, cutting, peeling, zesting, etc. a variety of donated produce from local farmers and wholesale companies. Volunteers learn and practice valuable knife skills and kitchen safety protocols under the direction of trained L.A. Kitchen culinary team members. No prior kitchen prep experience is necessary.
UPDATED on October 24, 2016
Please note the address and time have been updated since the event was initially posted.
Correct address: 230 W Ave. 26, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Correct time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
DETAILED EVENT INFORMATION
Volunteers should arrive at least 15 mins before the scheduled volunteer time to find parking. Parking is limited and we highly encourage you to go green and take the METRO to save yourself parking stress. The METRO GOLDLINE Lincoln Heights / Cypress Park Station is just a block away from our location.
Street parking is available. Please make sure to check all parking signs as L.A. Kitchen is not responsible for parking tickets. There is non-metered street parking available on adjacent streets.
NEW VOLUNTEER ENTRANCE!
We have a brand new volunteer entrance to welcome you into our facility! It will be located just around the back of the L.A. Kitchen main entrance, so if you're going SOUTH on Avenue 26, make a RIGHT on Humboldt Street, and follow the signage on the building.
Safety is our number one concern. All volunteers must wear appropriate attire suitable for an industrial production kitchen. Due to health regulations, volunteers who do not follow this dress code will not be allowed to work in the kitchen:
•No shorts or short skirts/dresses
•No tights, spandex, leggings, or pajama pants
•No sleeveless attire
•No shirts with exposed midriff (front or back)
•No high heels or open toed sandals or shoes
•No clothing with printed crude or offensive words or images
•No loose jewelry such as watches, bracelets, dangling earrings, and rings
Non-slip shoes with high-grip soles are strongly recommended. Volunteers will be provided disposable aprons, gloves, and hairnets to wear while working.
Volunteers must be 12 or older, and an adult must accompany volunteers under the age of 16 while in the kitchen.