Kitchen Volunteers

The Kearney Center in Tallahassee will provide anyone who is hungry a nutritious meal 3 times a day, 365 days a year.  Every day, we are serving over 700 meals to the homeless and our neighbors.  We are grateful for the volunteers from local civic, faith-based, and business organizations that have prepared and served meals each month since the center opened.  All will be welcome to our new state of the art kitchen where serving meals in our real_men_wear_pinkdining room will be a fun and rewarding way to give back to your community.

If you know someone who is hungry please let them know about our food service program.  Our kitchen will be able to accommodate those requiring special dietary needs.  Meals are prepared and served in a clean and safe kitchen with a dining room environment to promote dignity and fellowship.

Meal times are listed below:


Breakfast – 7:30am to 8:30am
Lunch – 11:30am to 12:30pm
Dinner – 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Saturday and Sunday

Coffee – 7:30am-8:30am
Brunch – 10:30am-11:30am
Dinner – 6:00pm-7:00pm

There are several ways for volunteers to contribute to our food service:

  • Drop off raw materials for a meal to the center when the kitchen is open.
  • Donate money which will be used to purchase food and supplies not provided by other vendors.
  • Help prepare a meal in our kitchen working alongside our Food Service Managers and other volunteers. *Volunteers must be 16 years of age to work in kitchen.
  • Serve food from our serving line.
  • Work in the dining room refilling drinks, clearing plates, wiping tables, and keeping it clean.

Anyone interested in volunteering in the kitchen can send an email to

 saint_paul_united_methodist_churchVolunteer Meal Groups

We are always looking for Volunteer Meal Groups from our community.  Please consider organizing a group and help improve the lives of those who use the Kearney Center one meal at a time.  As a Volunteer Meal Group, you will immediately see the impact of your generosity in the grateful faces of the men and women who walk through our serving line. A warm meal, a safe place to sleep and caring support from staff and volunteers – these simple things transform lives every day.

Individual Volunteers

Individual volunteers are an integral part of the food service program and we always welcome new people. Individuals who wish to volunteer for their own personal reasons with no institutional obligation are welcome anytime.

Volunteers will be required to practice safe food handling, food storage, sanitizing procedures, and proper hand washing while working in kitchen.  No food handling certification will be required of volunteers. united_way-day_of_doing

© 2015 The Kearney Center
2650 Municipal Way Tallahassee, FL. 32304
Phone:(850) 792-9000
Fax: (850) 536-6053

The Kearney Center is focused on eradicating homelessness throughout Tallahassee and the Big Bend region.

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