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 serves meals at multiple locations in Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton, California. There is no qualifying process and meals may be eaten at our multiple serving sites or taken to go. We work in cooperation with local food pantries and various Tri-­Valley nonprofits whose missions promote nutrition and hunger relief.

We serve people in need through three meal programs: the hot meal program, the senior meal program, and the children’s weekend bag lunch program. Guests come from all walks of life and Open Heart Kitchen has become a safety net to those in need during challenging times. Last year, Open Heart Kitchen served more than 335,000 meals to those who needed it.

Resource Contact Name Felicia Ellis
Contact Phone 925-580-1616 Ext. 403
Contact Email
Classes/ Group Offered Yes
Volunteers Needed Yes
Volunteering Information (Duties / Roles Needed Open Heart Kitchen is always in need of volunteers to help prepare meals, serve meals, assist with food stocking, and to assemble and deliver bag lunches to students. Volunteers can register a volunteer account through our website: Once your application has been approved, you will then be able to log in to your account, and sign-up for volunteer shifts.
Volunteer Coordinator (Contact Information) Shawnda Bost Volunteer Coordinator 925-580-1616 Ext. 504
COVID-19 Note Hot meals available to anyone in the public. No reservation or proof of income required. Free, to-go meal served curbside. Up to 4 servings may be picked up per person. Monday-Friday 1:00-3:00 PM Robert Livermore Community Center 4444 East Avenue, Livermore Hot meals available to seniors(Age 60+). Free, to-go meal served curbside Monday-Friday. Lunch available in Livermore, Pleasanton, and Dublin. Dinner option in Pleasanton. Reservations requested by 1:00 PM the business day prior(or sooner). Call to discuss service locations and times, and to make a reservation :(925)500-8241.
Date Updated April 13, 2020