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  • Where does the food come from?
    At OBKLA, we prioritize providing healthy and delicious meals to those in need. We only source the finest, freshest ingredients from the market to create our meals. Our culinary team, led by experienced Chefs, carefully curates our menus to ensure optimal nutrition and maximum flavor in every bite. We believe everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, which is why we go above and beyond to provide only the best to those we serve.
  • What types of meals do we make?
    We are committed to making wholesome, balanced, nutritious hot meals. Our menu consists of a variety of options such as meatballs, chicken fajitas, tofu teriyaki stir-fries, and our highly-regarded OBKLA chocolate chip cookies. To ensure that our meals are well-received, we gather feedback from our recipients to continually improve and tailor our offerings.
  • How many meals do you provide annually?
    In 2022, our dedicated team cooked and distributed over 27,000 meals to families in need throughout Los Angeles. This significant accomplishment was made possible through our staff and volunteers' hard work and commitment. In 2023 we will produce close to 100,000 meals for those in need.
  • Where do the meals go?
    We regularly provide meals to the following charities: Pico union Project Mercy Housing The People Concern Venice Family Clinic Global Kindness Safe Parking LA Student MOJO Wisdom Circle Senior Support Shabbat Kits Ohel Sara Kitchen Kol Israel Soup Kitchen Tomchei Shabbos Etta Anchor Church DTLA (Women's Refuge) Chai Lifeline Housing MV Safe Place for Youth (SPY) Worthy of Love Hope Gardens Angeles House
  • How can I help?
    Join the OBKLA movement and make a difference in our community! Whether booking a memorable team-building event, lending a helping hand as a volunteer, or supporting our mission through a donation of equipment, services, or funds, your contribution will have a lasting impact. Together, we can continue to provide hope and nourishment to those in need. Thank you for your support!
  • How do i sign up?
    You can view our volunteer opportunities once you create a volunteer profile with us. Click here to sign up.
  • Do you see a growing demand for meal donations?
    The unfortunate reality is that there is a rising need for meals due to the growing number of individuals and families facing food insecurity. Despite the challenges, we remain steadfast in our commitment to providing nourishing meals to those in need. We are dedicated to finding new and innovative ways to meet this growing demand.
  • How does OBKLA differ from other food charities?
    At OBKLA, we're not just providing meals; we're building a community. Our mission is to bring people together and empower them through the act of giving. We believe in turning recipients into givers, fostering connection, and creating a brighter future for all.
  • Can anyone come in?
    Yes, absolutely. Join the community where everyone is welcome! Our kitchen is your home.
  • If I need food, how do I get it?
    Please visit our "About" page to see a list of organizations that distribute OBKLA meals. We are unable to provide meals directly from our facility, so please reach out to one of the partners listed to learn more about receiving meals.
  • Are you partners with any other charities?
    The charities we currently support can be found here.
  • How do I get to OBKLA?
    Our address is 8657 W. Pico Blvd Los Angeles 90035 Street parking is available on Pico Blvd and the surrounding side streets.
  • What is OBKLA's online privacy policy?
    **Privacy Policy for Our Big Kitchen Los Angeles** Our Big Kitchen Los Angeles (referred to as "we," "us," or "our") is committed to protecting the privacy of our website visitors, donors, volunteers, and members. This Privacy Policy outlines the types of personal information we collect, how it is used, and how we safeguard your information. **Information We Collect** 1. **Personal Information**: When you visit our website, make a donation, sign up for our newsletter, register for an event, or engage with us in any other way, we may collect personal information such as your name, email address, postal address, phone number, and payment information. 2. **Usage Information**: We may collect information about how you interact with our website, such as your IP address, browser type, device type, pages visited, and the duration of your visit. **How We Use Your Information** 1. **Communication**: We may use your personal information to communicate with you about our activities, events, and fundraising efforts. This may include sending newsletters, updates, and donation appeals. 2. **Donations and Transactions**: If you make a donation or engage in a transaction with us, we will use your information to process your donation, provide you with a receipt, and keep you updated on the impact of your contribution. 3. **Event Registration**: If you register for an event or program, we will use your information to manage your registration, communicate event details, and provide you with any necessary materials or follow-up information. 4. **Analytics and Improvement**: We may use usage information to analyze trends, improve our website, and enhance user experience. **Data Sharing and Disclosure** 1. **Service Providers**: We may share your information with trusted service providers who assist us in operating our website, conducting our activities, or servicing you. These service providers are contractually obligated to use your information only for the purposes for which it is provided and to keep it confidential. 2. **Legal Compliance**: We may disclose your information when required by law or in response to a valid legal request, such as a subpoena or court order. **Data Security** We are committed to protecting the security of your information and have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to safeguard it against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. **Your Choices** You have the right to opt-out of receiving promotional communications from us and to request that we update or delete your information. You can exercise these rights by contacting us using the information provided at the end of this Privacy Policy. **Updates to This Policy** We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or legal requirements. We will notify you of any material changes by posting the updated policy on our website. **Contact Us** If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at: OR 213-213-5961 **Effective Date: January 1, 2024** By using our website or engaging with us in any way, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy.
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