Last updated 2 June 2021: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our Meal Box program has been put on hold until further notice. But we still have many COVID-safe, at-home volunteer opportunities available, including our Meal Train program.


Food as a platform to bring people together.


For people who are chronically homeless, being able to access healthy food is not easy.

A paid internship program, where Kitchen Interns manage a kitchen and lead a team of volunteers to prepare hot, nutritious meals that are distributed by Ve’ahavta’s Mobile Jewish Response to Homelessness (MJRH) outreach van.  

Interested in volunteering? Check out our volunteer position or directly apply through our online application.

Program Description

The Meal Box program addresses the connection between food insecurity, poverty, economic vulnerability and social isolation by providing work placements for individuals with lived experience of poverty and/homelessness or other barriers. Interns receive ongoing professional development throughout their placement, including certification in food handling and first aid. As they complete their placements, Interns are supported by Ve’ahavta to achieve successful outcomes defined as employment, further education or meaningful volunteer work. 

If you’re interested in knowing what a day in the Meal Box Kitchen is like, check out this blog post by former summer student Hannah Ziegler to find out!

You can also participate in Meal Box by donating kitchen items that are in good condition to help volunteers in preparing delicious meals distributed on the MJRH outreach van.

Donate items for Meal Box

Interested in supporting the Meal Box Program?

Contact Brandon Lablong to discuss sponsorship opportunities at    

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