Kitchen Volunteers

Kitchen

A meal preparation volunteer helps cook, package the meals in time for delivery, and clean the kitchen.  No professional cooking experience is required, and cooking is done each day in groups of 4–5.

  • Edmond Mobile Meal Kitchen VolunteerPlease arrive between 8:00 – 8:15am and expect to stay until 11:00-11:30am.
  • Park on either the East or West side of the building but not in the neighboring businesses’ parking lots to the east of Edmond Mobile Meals.
  • We recommend you dress comfortably, keeping in mind that the kitchen gets hot, and wear closed-toe shoes for your own safety.

In compliance with State Health Regulations, we ask that you adhere to the following:

  • If experiencing any of the symptoms listed, please DO NOT come in, but instead call the Edmond Mobile Meals office so we can make other arrangements. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, fever and excessive coughing. Must be free of symptoms for 24 hours before returning.
  • Before working with food, you must wash your hands with warm water and soap in the hand washing sink in the kitchen. (Health code requires hand-washing for at least 20 seconds to prevent bacteria growth)
  • Please wear an apron and gloves that we will supply.
  • Please wear a hair net or have your hair tied back to keep hair from contaminating food.
  • Remove your apron and gloves in the kitchen before using the restroom or emptying garbage, then re-wash in hand sink and re-glove in the kitchen.
  • Turn and sneeze or cough into your elbow instead of your hand or glove.
  • If you contaminate your hand (from the elbow down) by touching your hair, face, cell phone, nose, clothing, etc., you must re-glove.
  • The Health Department prohibits the consumption of food and beverages during food handling.  Please do not take any food or drinks into the kitchen area while the serving line is active.  We welcome you to enjoy beverages and snacks in the main room before and after working in the serving line.
  • Sanitize all utensils, pots, pans, and equipment before using.
  • When opening new products for the first time, date the container with an “opened on” date.
  • Do not pick up anything off the floor; wait until cooking and serving is completed. (Kick out of the way with your foot and, if you must, re-wash and re-glove.)
  • After dishes are washed, rinsed, and sanitized, allow them to air dry or use paper towels.
  • If you have an open sore, please use a Band-Aid and double glove. 

Sign Up Today

To volunteer in the Edmond Mobile Meals kitchen, please download and complete these 3 forms: