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We believe that teens are intelligent, responsible, capable, creative, and caring — and have the power to make a huge difference in our world. As a Fox Valley Food for Health teen we invite you to step into an experience that revolves around learning, growing and giving back to your community.

As a teen volunteer you will:

Work in our commercial kitchen along side a kitchen mentor to prepare, cook, and package hundreds of delicious and nutritious meals for families dealing with serious illness

Increase your knowledge of nutrition, healthy eating behaviors, and food safety

  • Meet teens from all over the Fox Valley area
  • Make an impact in your community
  • Fulfill hours towards your school’s community service programs
  • Accumulate noteworthy credentials for your college applications
  • Work towards a role as a “Teen Leader” in the program

Volunteer opportunities include:

  •  Teen Chef
  •  Summer Teen Internship
  • Marketing/Social Media Assistant
  • Events
  • Fundraising
  • Garden
  • Teen Board of Directors


You must be in high school (or entering high school if you are a summer volunteer)

  • A minimum of a 12 week commitment*
  • Work at least a 2.5-3 hour shift per week*
*These requirements may be impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic*

How to Get Started:

Other Resources:

Sanitation Presentation

Sanitation Quiz

Map to our Kitchen

Steps to follow

First Step: We ask that teens join either the Monday or Tuesday team and are able to commit 12 weeks to the program.  You must be able to arrive by 3:15 and will usually be finished by 5:30 or 6:00.

If are you able to make this commitment please Fill out this online form – Online Form.

Second Step: After completing our online application, our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to set up a tour of our kitchen or garden.

Third Step: Complete a Sanitation course taught by our Executive Chef in the Food for Health facility.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Susan Ellward, at

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