Welcome to our new Keegan Kitchen

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In addition to distributing fresh produce, meat and dairy products along with nonperishable items from its warehouse, the Food Bank also distributes hot meals for kids prepared in its Keegan Kitchen, which was previously located in an off-site facility.  The size of the previous kitchen hampered production. Until now.

On average, the previous Keegan Kitchen produced 4,000 hot meals daily. The new kitchen is built to increase that capacity in the future to five times that amount, or 20,000 hot meals daily.



As before, kitchen volunteers provide essential help in the kitchen, and the new facility will allow for more helping hands working at a time – 30 volunteers on the morning shift, and 15 volunteers in the afternoon.

In the morning, Keegan Kitchen (Kids Cafe) volunteers (ages 16 and older) may assist with meal prep (i.e. slicing, cutting, stirring, etc.) and packaging of hot meals for daily distribution to community locations where children gather after school.  Afternoon volunteers will help clean and sanitize the kitchen and prepare for the next day.

For your safety, closed-toe shoes, sleeved shirts and long pants are required. Jewelry is not allowed in the kitchen.

Summer Volunteer Shifts
(June 6 - August 19)

Monday-Friday 6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
    7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
   10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Volunteer Shifts

Morning Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Midday Monday-Friday 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Individuals Bring your family and friends, or just bring yourself! Register online.

Groups (up to 25 people)

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About Keegan Kitchen

Keegan Kitchen is named after Mary Barden Keegan, a community volunteer and activist who founded the End Hunger Network in 1985.  Her determination to help Houston’s hungry was sparked by a televised report about poverty and hunger within the Houston area.  She established End Hunger Network to make it easier for the community to funnel existing resources to emergency food providers.  End Hunger Network and Houston Food Bank merged in 2008.

Kristian Fills
Volunteer Services Hotline 832-369-9391

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