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 750 meals to those experiencing homelessness and our neighbors.

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.

Meals Offered:


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 volunteers can help us feed others:

  • Drop off raw materials when the kitchen is open
  • Monetary donations for assistance in the purchasing of food and supplies
  • Help prepare a meal in our kitchen working alongside our Food Service Managers and other volunteers*
  • Serve food from our serving line
  • Work in the dining room refilling drinks, clearing plates, wiping tables, and keeping the facility clean
  • Anyone interested in volunteering in the kitchen can send an email to

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*
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.

*Volunteers must be 16 years of age to work in kitchen.

© 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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