Moveable Feast welcomes groups volunteering in our kitchen or garden. Make Moveable Feast part of your next corporate or organizational retreat or all-staff meeting! Volunteering as a group fosters cooperation and bonding, and, helps Moveable Feast feed more people with a range of severe illnesses.
We can host both youth (age 14 or older for the kitchen) and adult volunteers in our kitchen for groups of up to 15 at a time; and groups up to 5 in the garden (all ages).
Kitchen Assistants directly impact our clients by packaging, labeling, and sorting our medically-tailored meals, chopping and seasoning ingredients, and/or making sandwiches and produce bags. The fun in the kitchen also includes light cleaning!
Gardeners help our Dietitians weed, water, harvest, and clean the garden. Moveable Feast provides all necessary tools and gloves. Please bring water, sunscreen, and appropriate clothing.
Requirements for Kitchen Volunteering:
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: 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.
Would you like to sign your group up to volunteer? See available shifts here.
Groups that have Volunteered
- Morgan Stanley
- Exelon Companies
- Johns Hopkins Staff & Students
- Morgan Properties
- PayPal Pride
- Professional Convention Management Association
- Bank of America
- Borden Transportation
- Michele’s Granola
- Barton Malow
- Brewer’s Art
- Morgan State Nursing Program
- MAC Cosmetics
- T. Rowe Price