COVID FAQs

The most common questions about the Conscious Kitchen’s COVID-19 meal program.

Conscious Kitchen is committed to food equity, access, and education — serving fresh, local, organic school meals to students since 2013. Beginning in a Northern California public school where 95% of students qualify for free-and-reduced lunch, Conscious Kitchen launched the first organic school district in the country — and is currently cooking, packing and delivering meals from those and other sites safely for vulnerable populations amid increasing health, societal and financial hardship. 

We are now responding to the rising need across the Marin City community by scratch-cooking and delivering hot, nutritious meals daily with the same ethics, values, and deep commitment to the health and wellbeing of people and the planet. In the face of the Coronavirus crisis, Conscious Kitchens are operating as hubs for community resiliency with the teams, equipment, supply chains and structure to scale up with urgency and immediate local implementation — preparing and dispatching breakfasts, lunches and dinners for kids, families, seniors, food-insecure, homeless and others facing unprecedented challenges, as well as hardworking frontline medical responders, while directly and meaningfully supporting staff, organic farmers, food purveyors, small businesses and more.

Anyone who needs one in these trying times.

Conscious Kitchen has come together with local organic farms to offer the ultimate farm box. Support our local organic farmers, receive a full box of fresh vegetables (and strawberries!), and provide critical nutrition to vulnerable populations with the hot, nutritious meals Conscious Kitchen delivers daily. Learn more about placing your order!

Yes! As the emergency response and health landscape continue to shift, we are always updating our program to best meet the ongoing feeding needs of the community. We are currently offering volunteer opportunities with the delivery of hot, nourishing, organic meals from our kitchens to various distribution locations, as well as farm box deliveries. There is much to be done — and our team depends on volunteers to make it happen. Shifts run Monday through Friday for one to two hours in the afternoon, typically, with some additional rapid turnaround needs (let us know if your schedules permit, and we will add you to that text list).

Please email us info@consciouskitchen.org with what day(s) you are available to serve and the size of your vehicle — and we will get back to you to confirm and provide specifics. We thank you for your commitment to the health and wellbeing of our community. We look forward to working together and moving forward.

Any student or child under age 18 from the community can pick up meals outside of Bayside MLK Academy Monday through Friday from 10:30 am to 12 pm

TBD – but at least through the end of the summer 2020.

We have various meal distribution and delivery points in Marin City and county wide daily, as well as with partners; please get in touch with us info@consciouskitchen.org to find out specifics if you would benefit from a meal or know of someone in need.

Yes, our partners work with local restaurants to supply meals on the weekend.

Yes! We want to ensure people not only have hot, healthy, scratch-cooked meals, but also access to fresh organic veggies to supplement nutrition and to prepare additional meals.

We will do our best, so please get in touch at info@consciouskitchen.org. There are always vegetarian meals available and many meals are entirely gluten-free.

We welcome all support! Make a donation to support our work, purchase ingredients, pay our chefs in the kitchens, and hire local distribution teams on the ground to get meals to people in need. Find more donation information at https://www.consciouskitchen.org/donate/

Donations and grants from individuals and organizations fund our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Find more donation information at https://www.consciouskitchen.org/donate/

The program has been operating since late March 2020. When schools closed on March 16, CK began serving breakfast and lunches to students outside of the schools; we heard need expressed by families and scaled up immediately to serve the community.

We answer the calls of people in need amid these trying times. Recipients are identified through a variety of channels: some are kids on the free-and-reduced school meal program and their families, some are housebound elders to whom we deliver directly through senior centers or county programs, some are students and families without access to transportation, some are homeless individuals via local homeless centers or county programs, etc. If you are in need of support during these trying times please contact us at info@consciouskitchen.org.

Our kitchens are only open for our small chef teams, who wear masks and gloves at all times, and are otherwise closed to the public or volunteers. Staff and volunteers at all pickups are required to practice social distancing with full masks and safety protocols in place.

Please get in touch with us at info@consciouskitchen.org.

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