FAQs about donations to Open Heart Kitchen

Can I donate food or supplies? Are in-kind donations accepted?

Did you know that you can also give out your investments, such as stocks, crypto, or retirement accounts?

For a complete list of items we are currently in need of, please call (925) 580-1616 ext. 502

Can I drop off a donation at the Catalina Drive mailing address?

We cannot accept donation drop offs at the Catalina Drive address. It is strictly a mailbox location.


What is Open Heart Kitchen’s mailing address?

Open Heart Kitchen
1141 Catalina Drive
Mail Box 137
Livermore, CA 94550

Note: This is not a physical Open Heart Kitchen location. It is only a mailing address. Donations cannot be dropped off at this address.

What is Open Heart Kitchen’s Tax ID number?

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our Tax ID# is 94-3396038.

What types of programs/services do you offer?

Open Heart Kitchen fulfills our mission through 3 basic meal programs:

1.) The Hot Meal program, which serves prepared meals free of charge to all members of our community

2.) The Senior Meal program, which provides nutritious meals and an opportunity to socialize for guests aged 60 and above

3.) The Street Outreach program, which is tailored to the needs of our neighbors experiencing homelessness by providing meals and resources


FAQs about volunteering at Open Heart Kitchen

Can a volunteer just show up at a site to volunteer without registering for a shift?

Advance registration is required for all volunteer opportunities at Open Heart Kitchen. Walk-in volunteer shifts are not available.

Can I bring my child when I volunteer?

No, you cannot bring a child when volunteering. Our minimum age to volunteer is 18 years old.

How can I volunteer?

Open Heart Kitchen has volunteer opportunities in Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, and Danville. Volunteer shifts vary, but typically take place on weekdays during the mornings and mid/late afternoons. To begin the sign-up process, please email volunteerservices@openheartkitchen.org

If I have a group that wants to volunteer, what should I do?

For information about volunteering with a group, contact Volunteer Services at volunteerservices@openheartkitchen.org or call(925) 580-1616, EXT. 504.

What are your volunteer requirements?

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and complete a volunteer waiver prior to their first shift with Open Heart Kitchen. To protect the vulnerable population we work with, Open Heart Kitchen also requires all volunteers to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination, including the first Booster. Volunteers who wish to work at client-facing sites must also undergo a background check.

If you didn’t find your answer above, please contact us.