Volunteer

As per Baltimore City Mandate, all volunteers are required to wear a mask while in the Moveable Feast building.

In order to both increase food production and ensure the health and safety of our clients during deliveries, Moveable Feast must increase the number of volunteers on-site. To safely accommodate more volunteers within our space, all volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Currently, Moveable Feast’s kitchen program is in operation Monday through Friday from 8am-11:30am, up to 15 volunteers at a time. To ensure a smooth transition to a more robust kitchen program, we will gradually add on additional shifts and increase capacity. Please read below to see current available volunteer opportunities or contact Angie Kelley with any questions.

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They will deliver meals to you weekly based on your dietary needs. You have an option to have a dietician to call you, to ask if you have any questions or concerns.

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VOLUNTEER

AS AN INDIVIDUAL

Volunteering in Moveable Feast’s kitchen puts you right in the middle of all the culinary action. Here, your hands help prepare and package meals that save lives.

New Volunteers must show proof of vaccination and attend a new volunteer orientation. Create your account and a member of Volunteer Services will be in touch shortly. Returning Volunteers may sign up for shifts by logging into their accounts.


You can choose a delivery day, delivery area, and will pick up your meals from Moveable Feast between 9-11am during weekdays and make no contact deliveries to clients.

New Volunteers must show proof of vaccination and attend a new volunteer orientation. Create your account at mfeast.volunteerhub.com and a member of Volunteer Services will be in touch shortly.


Become an Ambassador for Moveable Feast by engaging in peer-to-peer fundraising for our annual fundraising event in September, Dining Out For Life! Contact Angie Kelley directly to get started.


If you enjoy filing, data entry, stuffing envelopes, making phone calls, or helping with other administrative tasks, this is the role for you! We are seeking weekly and ad hoc support, as well as in person and remote. Create your account at mfeast.volunteerhub.com and a member of Volunteer Services will be in touch shortly.


The minimum age for a youth group to volunteer in the kitchen is 14. All volunteers ages 14-17 MUST be accompanied by an adult supervisor. There is no minimum age to be a passenger for deliveries. Contact Volunteer Coordinator, MJ, to coordinate a youth activity.

GENRAL

Where are you located?
We are at 901 North Milton Avenue, in the East Baltimore City, east of Hopkins Medical School and the Northeast Market. Our large, red-brick building takes up the whole block on Milton between Ashland Avenue and Eager Street. Volunteers and guests should enter at the middle doors of our building, under the Moveable Feast sign.

Can I get there on public transportation?

The MTA bus routes #21, #56 and the Pink Link drops you within 3 blocks of our building, at Monument and Milton. You could also take the Metro to the Hopkins stop and then take any east-bound bus on Monument, getting off at Milton and walk three blocks north, or walk approximately 10 blocks from the Metro station to us.

Where can we park?

There is free street parking on all the streets around our building, as well as in the gravel lot just across from our entrance at corner of Milton and Eager.

If I’m sick, may I still come to volunteer?

If you are sick, getting sick, or getting over being sick, do not come in. Our clients have compromised immune systems, and it is with utmost importance we do not take any health risks. Thank you for keeping our clients in mind.

Are there any physical requirements for the kitchen?

The Moveable Feast Kitchen is a commercial production kitchen which has specific requirements and guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety. These following elements are important for our Clients’ welfare and our volunteer’s safety.

Food Safety: Staff and volunteers must follow strict sanitary guidelines which include wearing face masks, hand washing, wearing hair nets, aprons and gloves, and proper food handling practices. Moveable Feast provides all necessary kitchen gear.

Personal Safety: Requires the physical ability to work in cold temperatures (such as freezers), standing for up to 3 hours, working with kitchen equipment, lifting up to 25 lbs. and full dexterity to handle food, knives and carts.

Please note that shift tasks vary by production needs. If you have physical restrictions, please contact Volunteer Services to see if accommodations can be made.

What if I need to cancel?

We understand that things come up. To cancel a shift, please log-in to your VolunteerHub account and cancel the shift on-line, if possible no later than 6 hours before your scheduled shift. This helps greatly with our planning and work assignment processes.

If an emergency arises on the day of your scheduled shift, please call or text us at 443.904.3313 or e-mail our Volunteer Services office to be sure we know that you won’t be coming.

Food Safety: Staff and volunteers must follow strict sanitary guidelines which include wearing face masks, hand washing, wearing hair nets, aprons and gloves, and proper food handling practices. Moveable Feast provides all necessary kitchen gear.

Personal Safety: Requires the physical ability to work in cold temperatures (such as freezers), standing for up to 3 hours, working with kitchen equipment, lifting up to 25 lbs. and full dexterity to handle food, knives and carts.

Please note that shift tasks vary by production needs. If you have physical restrictions, please contact Volunteer Services to see if accommodations can be made.

What are your office hours?

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Volunteer Services and the Kitchen Services team are available. Visitors must schedule an appointment with a member of the Moveable Feast team prior to visiting our building. All volunteers must be scheduled for a shift; at this time, Moveable Feast will be unable to accommodate unregistered volunteers.

If an emergency arises on the day of your scheduled shift, please call or text us at 443.904.3313 or e-mail our Volunteer Services office to be sure we know that you won’t be coming.

Food Safety: Staff and volunteers must follow strict sanitary guidelines which include wearing face masks, hand washing, wearing hair nets, aprons and gloves, and proper food handling practices. Moveable Feast provides all necessary kitchen gear.

Personal Safety: Requires the physical ability to work in cold temperatures (such as freezers), standing for up to 3 hours, working with kitchen equipment, lifting up to 25 lbs. and full dexterity to handle food, knives and carts.

Please note that shift tasks vary by production needs. If you have physical restrictions, please contact Volunteer Services to see if accommodations can be made.

ON-SITE

Where should I stow my personal valuables while I’m volunteering?

We have lockers available and will lend you a padlock while you’re here. We ask that volunteer groups share lockers when they visit due to a limited number of available lockers.

Moveable Feast is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

If an emergency arises on the day of your scheduled shift, please call or text us at 443.904.3313 or e-mail our Volunteer Services office to be sure we know that you won’t be coming.

Food Safety: Staff and volunteers must follow strict sanitary guidelines which include wearing face masks, hand washing, wearing hair nets, aprons and gloves, and proper food handling practices. Moveable Feast provides all necessary kitchen gear.

Personal Safety: Requires the physical ability to work in cold temperatures (such as freezers), standing for up to 3 hours, working with kitchen equipment, lifting up to 25 lbs. and full dexterity to handle food, knives and carts.

Please note that shift tasks vary by production needs. If you have physical restrictions, please contact Volunteer Services to see if accommodations can be made.

What’s the dress code for volunteers?

That depends on your volunteer role:

  • Office and Client Services volunteers should come in business casual attire.
  • Kitchen volunteers must wear face masks, hairnets, gloves, and aprons that we provide
    • No shorts
    • No open-toed shoes
    • No heels (stiletto, kitten, wedge, etc.)
    • No tank tops (tee-shirts and short sleeves are fine)
    • No dangly jewelry that are at risk of falling into the food
    • Kitchen volunteers must wear hairnets, gloves and aprons that we provide
    • Please do not wear headphones in the kitchen
    • Maintain good personal hygiene

Can I use my cell phone while in the kitchen?

You may keep your cell phones on you, but please be considerate of kitchen sanitation and safety. Make or take your cell phone calls or text messages outside of the kitchen and change your gloves before handling food.

Can we take pictures or video while volunteering?

Snapping photos in the kitchen of your group volunteering is part of the fun! Please do not photograph anyone, including staff, unless they have explicitly agreed to be in your photo. We encourage you to post your images to your social media sites, tag Moveable Feast and include our hashtag #mfeastbmore.

The same guidelines apply to videography.

Videotaping requires advance permission from the lead kitchen staff and will depend on what projects are taking place in the kitchen at the time.

Can I bring lunch?

We have a full break room and encourage individual and group volunteers to bring snacks/lunch! Label your food and stow them in our shared volunteer refrigerator. We do ask that you help keep our facilities clean by tidying up after you are finished with your break.

OTHER

Do you keep a record of my service hours?

Yes, we do actually, you do, through your shift sign-ups on VolunteerHub. You can view your volunteer history and pull documentation of your hours through your VolunteerHub account.

Can I bring my children?

The minimum volunteer age is 14 years old for the kitchen, with the accompaniment of a parent/guardian who will volunteer alongside and supervise the youth. Each youth volunteer must have a waiver signed by a parent/guardian prior to arrival (if parent/guardian is not present).

For volunteer groups that include youth aged 14-17 years old, the group must be accompanied by one adult supervisor per each five youth and those adults must volunteer alongside and supervise the youth.

For youth younger than 14, please contact MJ in Volunteer Services to learn about additional opportunities.

Can I bring my organization/group?

Moveable Feast loves hosting groups! Our kitchen can accommodate up to 15 volunteers at a time, with shifts available Monday – Friday. Shift availabilities vary by group size and date – please contact Angie Kelley directly with your volunteering request. On occasion, we can offer group delivery driving, as long as volunteers travel in pairs. If your group would like to volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, MJ or visit our Group Volunteer page.

I live in the county but want to be a delivery driver; are there delivery routes available for me?

Yes! Moveable Feast delivers to Baltimore City and the 6 surrounding counties that touch Baltimore City which includes: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Harford, Howard, and all 9 counties on the Eastern Shore. We will do our best to create routes that fit your schedule, though we may not always be able to accommodate. To learn more, please visit our volunteer page.

Can we donate food or non-food items to Moveable Feast?

Moveable Feast can only accept canned and packaged items on a case by case basis, along with non-food items. At this time we are not accepting any baked goods made at home, only those made here in our kitchen. Please contact Angie Kelley at 410-327-3420 x. 31 or AKelley@mfeast.org with your request prior to bringing in your items. All donations must be approved by our staff prior to your arrival.

Once a donation has been approved, you will be asked to either bring a filled out food donation form or non-food donation form or fill one out here at our office. Those forms can be found below:

Food Donation Form

Non-Food Donation Form

Have questions? please review our Food Donation Guidelines FAQ’s.

How else can we support Moveable Feast?

Thank you for asking this question! We raise all our own funds and every dollar donated helps provide medically tailored, healthy meals to our clients living at the intersection of food insecurity and serious chronic illness. Donate directly here.

You can also become a fundraiser by participating in one of our Special Events!

Have a question not answered above? Contact Angie Kelley, Community Engagement Manager, for more information.

VOLUNTEER

AS A GROUP

  • Group shifts are currently available Monday – Friday from 8:00am-11:30am, up to 15 volunteers at a time for ages 14 and up. All groups shifts begin with a 10 minute orientation and conclude with a wrap up with the Kitchen Services team.
  • At this time, all volunteers must be able to show proof of vaccination.
  • To schedule your group activity, contact MJ!

The minimum age for a youth group to volunteer in the kitchen is 14. We require 1 adult supervisor per 5 youth. There is no minimum age to be a passenger for deliveries.

For other group activities, please contact Angie Kelley.

VOLUNTEER

REMOTELY

Brighten a client’s day by sending them a message of kindness! We will print it out on a card and send it with a care package or special delivery. Use our kindness card form to create your special message.
Become an Ambassador for Moveable Feast by engaging in peer-to-peer fundraising for our annual fundraising event, Dining Out For Life in September! Contact Angie Kelley directly to get started.

VOLUNTEER

AT SPECIAL EVENTS

There are many ways to volunteer for our signature event, Ride for the Feast, where riders set off on their bikes on one day in May and ride up to 100 miles in honor of our clients. Volunteers can run a pit stop, be a Safety & Gear Vehicle Driver, be on the motorcycle Route Safety Team, check riders in, and more! For more information, please visit, www.rideforthefeast.org. Registration for our 2022 event will open on December 1 st , 2021.

Dining Out For Life Ambassadors support this one day event in September by promoting our partnering restaurant. On the day of the event, Ambassadors share information about our mission and who we serve with diners, and encourage additional contributions. For more information, visit: www.mfeast.org/diningoutforlife.

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Thank you Movable Feast! The meals are well prepared and health for my brother to eat. Excellent place to feed people who are in need of meals!

Sharron Bride

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