Volunteer to Cook a Meal at Home for Shelters

The way we volunteer has changed during the coronavirus pandemic, but the need to cook meals for people accessing our shelters hasn’t. For now, instead of inviting folks to cook in our shelter kitchens, we’re hosting drop-off potlucks! Every month we host a minimum of 3 potluck dinners: one at each of our shelters. To provide these meals to shelter residents, we need dedicated volunteers to cook a dish for 12 in their own kitchens and drop off at our shelter.

These community-made meals have been a big hit – not just because of the wonderful array of delicious dishes, but because sharing food is an age-old way of building community and showing that we care for one another. Sound fun? We’d love to have you or your community group join us. Dates for October are already on the calendar and ready for you to browse.

🍲 Explore Volunteer Potluck Options Now and Sign Up 🍲

We offer potlucks in all three of our East Multnomah County shelters, where we host about 230 people every night. Each shelter hosts potlucks at varying times throughout the week, with a mixture of continental breakfast, brunch and dinner options. Sign up to bring a dish for one potluck, or bring several dishes for multiple potlucks – you decide! Learn more and sign up at your convenience.

We hope to see you soon!