About Volunteering

The Hollywood Food Coalition has deep roots in the community. We would not be able to accomplish what we do without the care and commitment from each of the volunteers who come to us every day.

The Best Time for You

We welcome volunteers who can join us whenever their schedules permit. Many have become “regulars,” who have found a day and shift they love and come weekly or as often as they can.

Volunteer for Community Dinner

Meal Preparation Shifts
7 days a week

If you love helping in the kitchen, join us for our meal preparation shift from 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm!  We need help every day.

With COVID restrictions, we are only able to have a few people in the kitchen at a time. We require everyone to wear a mask, gloves, and disposable aprons, as well as some form of head covering which is required by the Dept. of Health for any kitchen work.


Meal Service Shifts
7 nights a week

Our meal service volunteers are our connection to the community we serve. We ask our meal service volunteers to be comfortable around our vulnerable guests and be able and willing to chat, answer questions, and direct them to the lead volunteer for information about additional services. Our volunteers may be the only people who are friendly and kind to a guest all day.

Monday – Friday

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Meal service is located at 5939 Hollywood Blvd, on The Salvation Army Hollywood Campus. 

Saturday & Sundays
6:15 pm – 8:30 pm

Volunteers meet us at our weekend street location on the corner of Orange and Romaine.

Volunteer for the Community Exchange

The Community Exchange is where all our food and other donated items are sorted, organized, and distributed to our kitchen, as well as many other nonprofits serving vulnerable members of our community. It is a busy location with deliveries coming in and orders for other nonprofits being gathered and readied for distribution.  

Community Exchange Shifts

There are multiple volunteers shifts each day, Monday through Friday, in both the morning and the afternoon. Please visit the sign up for more information.