Oakland Cook Out for Neighboors in Need

By Brian Zamora

It's no secret that the community of Oakland has been struggling with homelessness, along with the struggle of not having a home, a lot of these individuals go days without eating or finding healthy food. This time a year ago I teamed up with local homeless shelters to donate hot and healthy food, we were able to feed 150 people in need. This year our goal is to feed 300 people.  The funds will be used for purchasing groceries (vegetables, proteins, etc.) to cater food for the less fortunate in Oakland neighborhoods. We hope to reach our goal of $2,500 by December 14th which is when we will be giving the food out all day to people in need.  If we raise more than the desired $2,500, the money will be used to purchase other essential goods (socks, coats, cover). We will also be accepting other donations aside from money. If you are interested in donating other goods, feel free to contact me directly. With your help we will impact the lives of many in need and share a warm plate during the holidays. This is only a small gesture to show people in need they are not alone and never forgotten, and a small gesture that goes a long way.  The holidays are a time for giving thanks and appreciating what we have, lets show our love for the community of Oakland by giving a little bit back. A little goes a long way. Thank you for the love and support.

The Spirit of Giving


The Town Kitchen gives thanks to our customers, partners, and our inspiring staff

by Jefferson Sevilla

The holidays are upon us, and once again The Town Kitchen is in the spirit of giving thanks to all of our customers, partners, and colleagues who help support our mission and allow us to serve food with purpose.

When we started our organization, the plan was to provide high quality food service with a mission. That mission is to bring youth community members on to our team and give them opportunities to make the best for themselves. By employing foster and under-served youth from our local community (Oakland and surrounding SF Bay Area), we provide apprenticeship to build lifelong skills in culinary & food service, business operations, and planning & logistics. We wanted to give our team members a fresh start in a nurturing environment and to make a positive impact for the long term: food with purpose.

We love the holidays because the spirit of giving is front and center. It underscores what we are building as an organization: a business whose main purpose is to give back, provide meaningful opportunity at the local level, and change people's lives for the better. We are grateful for many things, including the opportunity to work with such amazing and inspiring people who remind us why we do what we do.

In the spirit of giving, we are reminded of why we started The Town Kitchen in the first place. With the help of our clients and partners, we are excited to dedicate ourselves even more to growing our team, providing even more opportunity for the Bay Area, and serving people delicious food to nourish the body and soul.

Please consider us for your next catered event or subscription meal service to help strengthen our mission and maximize our positive impact!