Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery

over 20,000 hours donated

Cook for Kids

Due to COVID-19, the Nursery continues to limit the number of people in the building to reduce the potential risk of exposing unvaccinated children to germs.

**We are thrilled to reopen the kitchen doors to volunteers with additional precautions in place. Groups of two, fully vaccinated volunteers can now sign up for Cook for Kids shifts! ** 

There are four ways you can participate:

  • Sponsor – $75 – Can’t make it to the Nursery but want to make sure our kiddos have full bellies? Choose this option and we’ll take care of everything for a meal and a snack.
  • Guest Chef – No payment to the Nursery. Come and cook a sponsored meal and snack for kiddos in our care. Please confirm availability of this option with Keith, Food Service and Volunteer Services Coordinator at or at 612-767-8483.
  • Shopper – No payment to the Nursery. Your group purchases and brings your own groceries, making a recipe of your choice based on our meal grid.
  • Chef – $75 – Keep it simple – we find a fun recipe and provide the food. All you need to do is arrive at the scheduled time and cook. No meal planning or shopping involved!

Volunteers must be 12 years or older and be accompanied by an adult age 21 years or older.

Time Commitment: 2 – 2.5 hours, including prep and clean-up.

Breakfast: 7:00 am – 9:00 am (served at 8:00 am)
Lunch: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (served at noon)
Dinner: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (served at 5:00 pm)

Let’s do it!
Sign up for a Cook for Kids shift here