It takes hundreds of volunteers each week to prepare and pack thousands of meals. Volunteer shifts at Kids’ Meals are Monday-Friday 9am-12pm and 12:30pm-2:30pm. Kids ages 8 and above are welcome to volunteer! All children under 18 must be supervised by an adult at all times.
What Will I Do When I Volunteer at Kids’ Meals?
Volunteers 12 and older may be assigned to work in the kitchen. While in the kitchen, you will help prepare sandwiches or snacks for our free, healthy meals that get delivered to thousands of hungry children. We crank up the music and have a great time while we work. All kitchen workers are required to wear cloves and a hair covering. We supply gloves and hair nets. You may also bring a hat from home, or purchase a Kids’ Meals hat for $25.
Volunteers 8 and older may be assigned to work in the packing. This is where the entire meal comes together. Each lunch contains a protein, snack, fruit, and drink. In the packing room, all of these items are assembled into brown lunch bags (usually decorated) and loaded into our delivery bags to go out to thousands of children across Houston.
FOOD PREP AREAS
We have three different food prep areas that volunteers 8 and older may be assigned to. In these food prep areas you might be asked to help receive and sort food donations, pack grocery bags, do quality checks on DIY lunch bags, and more.
You never know what jobs may need to get done around here. You may be asked to help put together STEM materials, decorate bags, help unload a delivery, or more. We ask that you come with an open mind, ready to do whatever needs to be done make sure the thousands of kids on our routes get fed.
Are There Opportunities For Me To See The Kids?
Volunteers 21 and older can sign up to be a volunteer driver. As a volunteer driver, you will take your personal vehicle on one of our routes and hand out meals to our families. Volunteer delivery drivers must have a valid driver’s license and insurance. Additionally, they must pass a background check. There is a $25 fee associated with the background check, paid for by the volunteer. To become a volunteer driver, select the “driver” option when you sign up here.
Monday thru Friday
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
330 Garden Oaks Blvd Houston, TX 77018 (in The Heights)
BBB CHARITY PARTNER
Kids' Meals is a BBB Charity Partner, Accredited Charity and Recipient of the 2015, 2017–2020 Award of Excellence.
KIDS' MEALS IS A 501(C)3 NON PROFIT
Kids’ Meals delivers free, healthy meals to the doorsteps of Houston’s hungriest preschool-aged children.