Providence Milwaukie Community Teaching Kitchen Volunteer

Good Food Matters

Providence Milwaukie Hospital supports good health through good food. That’s why we offer services to help get the nutrition the body needs. Our community teaching kitchen helps put a healthy meal on the table. And our nutrition experts can create personalized plans for improving health issues.

How can volunteers help?

Our community classes help prepare affordable meals that are nutritious and delicious. We also offer classes in preserving goods, stretching resources, cooking for health conditions and more. Classes are led by Providence experts and community partners, including the Oregon Food Bank and OSU Extension Services. Volunteers assist with shopping for each class, set-up and clean-up and assisting our participants with food preparation.

Our food insecurity screening program helps people who don’t know where their next meal is coming from or who run out of food and can’t afford to buy more. To relieve this food insecurity, we provide resources to help get reliable access to affordable, nutritious food. Volunteers support our Patient Navigator by developing and maintaining accurate resource lists and materials for our patients.

Our family market provides up to three days’ worth of emergency food supplies for families facing hunger. At our free on-site market, patients select from nutritious, packaged fresh and frozen foods that best meet their needs. Volunteers collect community partner donations, monitor and maintain inventory, portion and package food for storage and walk patients through the market for their provisions.

How do you sign up to be a volunteer?

You may submit an online application or you may contact Providence Milwaukie Hospital Volunteer Office at 503-650-1455 to request more information and a volunteer application.