The Central Texas Food Bank facility includes a 4,200-square foot commercial production kitchen that supports on-site meal preparation for multiple programs. Currently, we are preparing meals for our Value Added Meal program which helps reduce food waste, and increases the distribution of nutritious cooked meals through our Partner Agencies. In 2017 we will begin on-site meal preparation for our Children’s Meal programs which will allow us to save money while serving healthier meal options (hot and cold) to children in Kid’s Cafe, our after-school meal program, and also during our summer meal program.
Kitchen volunteer shifts are offered in the morning and afternoon, Monday through Friday. Please review available shift opportunities to register yourself as an individual.
We appreciate your interest in volunteering. However, if you have been sick, especially with symptoms of vomiting and/or diarrhea, please visit a Health Professional before signing up to work in or around food. Food safety is our number one concern.
What to Wear and What to Expect
For safety reasons, sleeveless shirts and open-toed shoes are not permitted. Shoes should be non-slip shoes if possible. Please leave jewelry at home. The only jewelry permitted by the Health Dept. is a plain wedding band. Please bring a hair band. Dress comfortably as you’ll be on your feet, moving around a lot.
Have Questions? We've Got Answers.
From information on age requirements, to how early you should arrive before your shift and even why we ask for personal information when you register, we've provided answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.