Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery

over 20,000 hours donated

Cook for Kids

Volunteers must be 12 years of age or older. Volunteers who are 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult age 21 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)

There are four ways you can participate in Cook for Kids:


$100 – Keep it simple – we’ll 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!

Sign up for a shift here



No payment to the Nursery. Your group purchases and brings your own groceries, making a recipe of your choice based on our meal grid.

See the meal grid before signing up.


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.

Contact Keith (at or at 612-767-8483) to learn more or sign up.



$100 – Can’t make it to the Nursery but want to make sure our kiddos have full bellies?

Choose this option to cover the cost and we’ll take care of everything for a meal and a snack.



Once you have signed up for your meal, please complete your payment here.