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Fresh Food Factor

ABOUT THE AGENCY 
The mission of Fresh Food Factor is to make fresh, healthy food a staple instead of a rare treat. We aim to nourish the bodies and minds of our local community from the inside out and promote healthy living and positive food choices. With increased pressure to cut costs, schools and care facilities are often forced to rely on food vendors which provide processed convenience foods rather than fresh, natural, healthy meals.  At our state-of-the-art commercial kitchen in the Lower Garden District, we prepare fresh and healthy meals and snacks for local schools and other agencies. Fresh Food Factor is a program of Volunteers of America.

WHAT YOU DO 
Loyola service learners will assist in our commercial kitchen by preparing ingredients, cooking meals, and assembling and packaging meals for delivery.

WHAT YOU LEARN 
Students who serve at Fresh Food Factor will learn about nutrition and gain culinary skills, including how to operate commercial equipment and prepare healthy meals in large quantities. They will also learn about food sources and suppliers and kitchen safety and management.

INTERACTIONS
adults • culinary professionals • agency staff

LOCATION
1746 Tchoupitoulas Street

CONTACT
Caitlin Scanlan • Development Manager
cscanlan@voagno.org • 504.416.8686

Johnny Stone • Volunteer Services Specialist
jstone@voagno.org 

DAYS & TIMES

Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat/Sun
9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm NO

TRANSPORTATION
Map & directions 
Biking • 25 min
Public transit • 45 min
Driving • 15 min

PRESERVICE REQUIREMENTS

  1. An on-site orientation will be provided during your first day of service.  Necessary training will be provided periodically throughout your service.