Mask up and volunteer.


YOU can help PREPARE or SERVE a meal at the IFC community kitchen or BAKE cookies at home.

Volunteering in the Community Kitchen has changed during the COVID pandemic.

  • All employees, volunteers and guests must wear a mask.
  • Meals are no longer served cafeteria style. For safety, meals are served in to-go boxes and distributed to guests outside.
  • Volunteer teams are limited to one or two people a shift.
  • Two shifts, one for preparation and one to serve, are available each meal. Lunch shift is the second Tuesday of every month and dinner shift is the second Monday of every month.  

Preparing a meal includes making a salad, vegetable and starch. There’s usually a lot of washing, gleaning and chopping. Chef Bill prepares the protein. The menu is set by Chef Bill and he provides guidance on preparation and instructions on where to locate all the items needed for the meal.

Serving is placing the prepared dishes in to-go containers and delivering them to the first floor pick-up area (The Community Kitchen is on the second floor).

Baking cookies, brownies or other desserts without frosting for meals can be done at home. Prepackaged lunch snacks are also welcome. Desserts should be individually wrapped as they are placed in the to-go container with the hot foods. Baked or prepackaged dessert donations can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays. Please label them “For the Community Kitchen.” If Tuesday drop off is not convenient, please contact Kathleen at and she will pick them up. 

To sign up, click HERE.

Even More ways to get involved at the IFC:

  • Participate in the PROJECT 5000 Lenten mission. More information coming soon! 
  • Hygiene items can be donated and shipped via Target. View the shopping list with shipping instructions HERE.
  • In person volunteers are also needed at the Community Market and the Resource Center. Click HERE for more information.