925-290-1932 [email protected]

Open Heart Kitchen

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Contact Information

Hannah Arionus

(OHK Volunteer Coordinator)

(925) 580-1616

[email protected]



Equitable access to nutritious food today, while building a food secure tomorrow.

Open Heart Kitchen is the largest hot meal program of its kind in the Tri­-Valley Area. Founded in 1995 as a small, grassroots effort to address hunger in the Tri-Valley, Open Heart Kitchen now serves meals at multiple locations in Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton, California. With dignity and respect, we serve through three prepared meal programs: the Hot Meal Program, the Senior Meal Program, and the Street Outreach Program. Guests come from all walks of life and Open Heart Kitchen has become a safety net to those in need during challenging times.


Open Heart Kitchen volunteer opportunities are open to any individual who is at least 16 years of age, and has received a COVID-19 vaccination. With volunteer opportunities available every Monday through Friday, You can volunteer to help Open Heart Kitchen bring equitable access to nutritious foods by:

– Assisting the Production Kitchen staff with preparing and cooking meals at the OHK Production Kitchen in Danville.

– Working alongside our mobile pop-up pantry team to distribute groceries at weekly sites in Dublin and Pleasanton.

– Serving meals to Senior Meal and Hot Meal clients at our dining sites located in Pleasanton, Dublin, and Livermore.



Open Heart Kitchen is a 501(C)(3) charitable organization. Over 96% of your tax-deductible donation goes directly into our meal programs (receipt provided upon request).