Volunteer with us

Here’s how you can get involved.

Are you healthy, able-bodied, and—crucially—do you have access to a car? We’re always in need of volunteers to drive and deliver door-to-door on Wednesdays. Depending on the delivery route, our pick-up times range between 1:30-2:15pm at Essex Market in LES and would require 3-5 hours to complete.

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

(April 2021 Update: We are currently filled with our request for brown bag illustrations and have reached our maximum capacity of storage space. Please check back in July 2021 to see if we are still in need of brown bag illustrations. Thank you, kindly!) Calling all artists, illustrators, and doodlers. We're after 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 Chinese or Korean 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 GiveButter page 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!