Volunteers of America: Fresh Food Factor

The mission of Fresh Food Factor is to make fresh, healthy food a staple instead of a rare treat. We aim to nourish the bodies and minds of our local community from the inside out and promote healthy living and positive food choices. With increased pressure to cut costs, schools and care facilities are often forced to rely on food vendors which provide processed convenience foods rather than fresh, natural, healthy meals.  At our state-of-the-art commercial kitchen in the Lower Garden District, we prepare fresh and healthy meals and snacks for local schools and other agencies. Fresh Food Factor is a program of Volunteers of America.

WHAT YOU DO

Loyola service learners will assist in our commercial kitchen by preparing ingredients, cooking meals, assembling and packaging meals for delivery, and light cleaning.

Students will be asked to sign up for one shift per week (see times below). Also, please note that appropriate attire is required and students should wear comfortable, loose fit clothing and closed toe shoes.

WHAT YOU LEARN

Students who serve at Fresh Food Factor will learn about nutrition guidelines for schools including portion sizes and gain culinary skills, including how to operate commercial equipment and prepare healthy meals in large quantities. They will also learn about food sources and suppliers and kitchen safety and management.

INTERACTIONS

adults • culinary professionals • agency staff

PRESERVICE REQUIREMENTS

  1. An on-site orientation will be provided during your first day of service.  Necessary training will be provided periodically throughout your service.

DAYS & TIMES

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri

9am-11am;
1-3pm

9am-11am;
1-3pm
9am-11am;
1-3pm
9am-11am;
1-3pm
9am-11am;
1-3pm

 

TRANSPORTATION
1746 Tchoupitoulas Street
Maps & directions

Biking • 25 min
Public Transit • 40 min
Driving • 15 min

CONTACT
Jodie Burke
Fresh Food Factor
jodburke@voagno.org
504.522.3063

Logan Ebel
Volunteer Coordinator
lebel@voagno.org