FAQs about donations to Open Heart Kitchen
We cannot accept donation drop offs at the Catalina Drive address. It is strictly a mailbox location.
All types of donations can be dropped off at our Ridgeview Commons serving location Monday – Friday, 10:00AM-5:00PM.
Ridgeview Commons is located at 5200 Case Avenue, Pleasanton, CA.
Please enter through the main entrance, walk back to the kitchen and ask for a Site Supervisor. For larger food donations please coordinate the donation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of time.
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.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our Tax ID# is 94-3396038.
The Hot Meal program provides meals for anyone in need. Hot meals are made from scratch by our volunteers and served from our listed locations; meals can be eaten in or taken to go.
The weekend Box Lunch program fills the nutritional gap of low-income children on the USDA school programs. Thru this program Open Heart Kitchen distributes bag lunches on Fridays at schools in Livermore, Dublin and Pleasanton
The Senior Meal Program addresses the nutritional gap of low-income seniors age 60 and over.
FAQs about volunteering at Open Heart Kitchen
Advance registration is required for all volunteer opportunities at Open Heart Kitchen. Walk-in volunteer shifts are not available.
No, you cannot bring a child when volunteering. You will be volunteering in a commercial kitchen, which is not safe for small children. If your child is 12 years or older you may register them to volunteer with you.
No, if you are volunteering as a group, the group leader will provide your information to Open Heart Kitchen.
To volunteer as an individual you must first sign up on our website and be approved. Once you are an approved volunteer you can log in here to sign up for available shifts at our serving locations.
For information about volunteering with a group, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or call(925) 580-1616, EXT. 405. Please include the approximate size of your group along with the number of hours your group would like to volunteer for in your email.
Volunteers must be at least 12 years old to volunteer with Open Heart Kitchen. Those who are under 14 years old must have a parent or guardian volunteer with them (the parent/guardian must be also be a registered volunteer). Registered volunteers who are 14 or older may volunteer without a parent/guardian.