Volunteer with us

Here’s how you can get involved.

We’re always in need of volunteers to pack and assemble, or drive and deliver door-to-door on Wednesdays. Depending on your assigned packing location or delivery route, start times range between 11am-1:15pm in the Lower Eastside and would require approximately 3-5 hours to complete.

Pack or deliver meals

Help us with fundraising, copywriting, campaigning, marketing, ops coordination, nonprofit strategy, design, photo and video... or anything we’ve missed!

Work behind the scenes

(May 2021 Update: Our requests for brown bag illustrations are currently filled and have reached our maximum capacity of storage space. Date TBD to accept decorated bags, we will update on Instagram when we are able to begin accepting bags again. Thank you!) Calling all artists, illustrators, and doodlers. We're seeking uplifting, warm, and cheery decorations on brown paper bags full of fresh produce and hot lunches that are delivered to our elders.

Illustrate our packages

We're in need of handwritten notes in our Elderly's native languages to personalize our care packages. This is the perfect time to be playful and lean in on your creative strengths! We want our elderly recipients to feel the joy from your decorations.

Write notes

Inspired to share our mission? Our volunteers have independently raised funds for Heart of Dinner by offering their art, hosting cooking classes, and more. Get as creative as you like—just link to our donation platform during your digital event, or send a check after collecting funds in person.

Host a fundraiser

A tremendous thank you to our volunteers for their generosity and time. We deeply appreciate each and every one of you!

Heart of Dinner is fiscally sponsored through Edward Charles Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, tax ID 26-4245043.

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