Cooking Class and/or Fresh Food Box Volunteer



Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Main Office
494 8th Avenue
20th Floor
New York
United States


Help With Fresh Food Box or Food 4 Life Cooking Classes!

Do you love cooking or organic foods? Do you care about hunger and want to give back

to New Yorkers?

Lantern Community Services champions the independence and well-being of New

Yorkers who are formerly homeless or have recently aged out of foster care and helps them recreate

their lives. Our programs with proven results in health, employment, education and life

skills are delivered inside our residences and tailored to each person’s needs.

Lantern is looking for volunteers who can give 1-2 hours each week to help give out an

assortment of seasonal fruits, vegetables, eggs and grains sourced from regional

farmers through the Fresh Food Box program. Volunteers will help put out food and

distribute it to residents. Food 4 Life culinary classes are paired with Fresh Food Box

and teaches our clients how to cook and stretch their budgets. Both Fresh Food Box

and Food 4 Life classes are a great way connect with residents!

Lantern has locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, and all of them are accessible by public transportation.

Great Lantern volunteers are non-judgmental, reliable, and really care about the

problem of homelessness in New York City. If that sounds like you, we'd love to meet


How To Apply

If you are interested, please contact with your


Thanks for your interest!