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Review for Davis Community Meals, Davis, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer cook and general gopher for Davis Community Meals since 1991. There are many long-term volunteers. My term of service is not exceptional. I have seen the program grow from one meal per week to currently include 3 meals per week, a long-term shelter, a cold weather shelter and recovery/support services plus more. The volunteers are a sensitive, caring,dedicated group of men and women and young people. From my kitchen perspective the meals are prepared with attention to nutrition, balance, fresh produce of California and food safety. The dinners are restaurant quality, the atmosphere is pleasant and people who ordinarily would not be able to eat out enjoy a quality dining experience. Davis Community Meals is aptly named. It definitely improves the lives of many of its marginalized community members.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very motivated, came from all professional and religious backgrounds and were truly interested in caring for their fellow citizens.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand all of its currently offered services. The volunteers are waiting!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I work as cook, either main or sous chef. I schedule the cook volunteers. I shop for and maintain the supplies in the pantry.