Frequently Asked Questions

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1. What are the times/days for volunteer shifts?

Volunteer shifts take place Monday-Friday from 9:00am-12:00pm and 12:30pm-2:30pm. You can see more about what volunteers do, and sign up for a shift, here

2. What is the dress code for volunteers?

For safety reasons, and per health code, all volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes and shirts with sleeves (no tank tops). In addition, all volunteers that work in the kitchen must have their hair covered. You can either bring a hat from home, wear one of the hair nets we provide, or purchase a Kids’ Meals hat for $25 when you arrive.

3. Can my child volunteer with me?

We believe volunteering should be a family experience. If you have children age 8 or older, they are welcome to come and volunteer with you. While here, children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Only children age 12 or older can prepare food in the kitchen, but we have several other jobs that kids 8-11 can help with.

4. What times can I drop off donations?

Donations of DIY bags, decorated bags, food, or other supplies can be dropped off in the back of the building, 330 Garden Oaks Blvd. Houston, TX 77018 (dock 20) Monday-Friday from 9:00am-2:00pm. No appointments are necessary.

5. How many children does Kids’ Meals feed?

Currently, Kids’ Meals delivers free, healthy meals to approximately 7,000 children per day!

6. Does Kids’ Meals have permission to post pictures of kids/families?

You will often notice pictures of kids and families on our website or social media channels. All families whose pictures appear in our media have signed a release giving us permission to use their photos.

7. What is the current policy on masks/vaccinations for Kids’ Meals volunteers?

We are working diligently to follow best practices to keep our volunteers, children, and staff safe and healthy and still provide a wonderful volunteer experience. Each person is required to wear a mask or show proof of vaccination upon entering the building. Volunteers and visitors who show their COVID vaccination card, or a photo of that card, will not be required to wear masks. To see our full mask guidance, click here.