Event Details

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Help transform fresh, nutritious and locally sourced produce into healthy meals for homebound older adults and other vulnerable residents across Los Angeles

Join L.A. Kitchen on Saturday, January 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for Cornell Cares Day. You will be volunteering in the kitchen where L.A. Kitchen’s pilot culinary job training program prepares youth aging out of foster care, older adults coming home from prison and others who are overcoming barriers to employment for sustainable careers in the food service industry. The training program is not only dedicated to preparing culinary professionals but to encouraging trainees to become advocates for health and nutrition in their communities.

As a volunteer, you will work alongside these culinary trainees to chop fresh nutritious vegetables preparation into meals for a partner recipients such as Meals on Wheels, homeless or other needy recipients. Meals on Wheels for Seniors and other partner agencies Partnerships such as Food Forward (supplying fruits and vegetables collected from farmers markets, restaurants, backyards, etc. that would otherwise be wasted) allow L.A. Kitchen to focus on and further hone its training program and to engage community members in the process of building the organization.

A professional chef will demo special knife skills and provide more information about the produce and its nutritional value. With the assistance of the chef and others from the training program we will learn and mingle!

This volunteer work involves repetitive motions, using the skills we will learn from professional chefs, and standing for long periods of time.

On the day of the event, volunteers will need to sign the Volunteer Release & Waiver Form and will be provided with disposable aprons, gloves and hairnets to wear while in the kitchen.  YOU MUST WEAR CLOSED-TOE SHOES.

Volunteers must be 12 or older.  Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017

Time: 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Location: LA Kitchen @ Food Centricity – 230 W. Ave 26, Los Angeles, CA 90031

Parking: Street parking only

Tel – 213-484-7775

Cost: free  

RSVP: Register at http://www.cornellclubla.com/store.html?event_id=1681 – IF FULL, TO SIGN UP FOR WAITING LIST, EMAIL NLM5@CORNELL.EDU.

Questions: Mindy Schleger – mind18@msn.com or 310 463-5644