In times of loss, a shared meal can be a profound source of comfort and connection. At Judi’s House/JAG Institute, the power of food brings families together as they navigate the difficult path of grief. 

Our nourishment program offers a meaningful opportunity to serve our community. By offering a warm meal before group therapy sessions, we offer a space for families to gather, support one another, and find solace in shared experiences. The program eliminates one barrier to care by offering caregivers peace of mind in knowing a nourishing dinner awaits them.

Nourishment Volunteer Opportunities:

Sous for a Day
  • Mondays | 2:30 – 4 p.m.
  • Be a Sous for a Day in Bob’s Griese Spoon and help Chef Jackie with ingredient and meal preparation for the week.
  • Previous commercial kitchen experience is not required.
Sweet Treat Volunteers
  • Tuesdays – Thursdays | 12 – 2 p.m.
  • Come to Judi’s House to prepare your favorite sweet treat for our families. These treats will be shared with families to enjoy each night after grief group.
  • You can pick your favorite recipe for a hand-held sweet treat (cookies, tarts, brownies, bars, etc.), bring ingredients, and make them on-site in our kitchen.
Dinner Service Volunteers
  • Mondays – Thursdays | 5 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Help out during Judi’s House dinner service by setting up, serving the meal that is provided, and cleaning up after the meal.
  • It is important that volunteers arrive ready and on time at 5 p.m. If you are a new volunteer, please consider arriving at Judi’s House 15 minutes early (4:45 p.m.).
  • Families will come for dinner between 5:30 – 6 p.m. While we are typically done cleaning by 6:30 p.m., we do ask that all volunteers stay to help until all clean-up tasks are completed.
Meal Providers
  • Mondays – Thursdays
  • It takes a village to feed our families, so we are always looking for support with providing our evening meals. Please consider contributing to our Nourishment program in one of the following ways:
    • Cater a meal of your choice from your favorite restaurant or store.
    • Donate to underwrite the cost of one of our meals.
  • Email volunteers@judishouse.org to coordinate your meal donation today.

Requirements for Volunteering

Ready to become part of our Nourishment Program? Fill out the interest form below!

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