Thank you for your interest in assisting us in our mission to feed the seniors, homeless, and working poor.
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Our volunteer opportunities are limited to Tuesdays and Wednesdays except when you have pre-arranged a special day. We reserve the right to turn away anyone not dressed or behaving appropriately, or if we have too many volunteers. WE HAVE MORE AVAILABLE SLOTS IN THE MORNING!!!
Group volunteers are limited to 20 for the morning shift and 10 for the afternoon shift.
Mornings are usually food prep work such as loading and unloading trucks, sorting donations, washing cutting fruits and vegetables, making sandwiches, stripping turkeys and various other tasks as required.
-Afternoon shift from 3:30 - 5:15 p.m. involves serving hot meals, pouring beverages, washing dishes, garbage duty, clean-up, etc. We are closed between December 24 and January 1.
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- 5 lb. Fresh/Frozen Hams
- #10 Can Ravioli
- #10 Can Tomato Products
- #10 Can Enchilada Sauce or Refried Beans
- Large Paper Napkins and Heavy duty Plastic Utencils
Martha’s Kitchen is a not-for profit, interfaith, mom-and-pop Hot Meal Program which has served tens of thousands of hungry men, women and children in the San Jose area. On a daily basis, we see the need of hungry families, veterans, senior citizens, the forgotten, the throw-aways of society, the runaway kids and the frightened immigrant; all these in one of the wealthiest areas of the world, Silicon Valley, where the cost of a small house is beyond the means of the average person.
Martha’s Kitchen is made possible by the generosity of people like you, people who donate goods and their time to help those less fortunate. Many feel they do not have the time in their busy lives to help others. But there are many small things that can be done to help the hungry poor. Above is a “Wish List” of things that are needed by Martha’s Kitchen on a daily basis. The next time you shop at one of the big discount mega-stores, place one or two things from the list in your basket and drop them by Martha’s Kitchen to help those less fortunate.
The kitchen is open to take donations Mondays thru Fridays from 7 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, we have extended receiving through 5:00 p.m.
You can call the kitchen at 408.293.6111 if you need more information or would like to speak to someone about making a special donation.
If any volunteer in good faith believes that some policy, practice or activity of Martha’s Kitchen is in violation of law, a written complaint may be filed by that volunteer with the Executive Director. It is intent of Martha’s Kitchen to adhere to all laws and regulations that apply to the organization, and the underlying purpose of this policy is to support the organization’s goal of legal compliance. The support of all volunteers is necessary to achieving compliance with various laws and regulations.