The sharing of meals is at the foundation of our human need for connection and sustenance. 

--Arlene Miller, President & CEO, Jewish Federation

The Meal Partners Program brings Holocaust survivors together with community volunteers who engage with them through the sharing of meals.  


Our goal is to build relationships, strengthen community, broaden the survivor’s support system, reduce isolation, and increase the survivors’ quality of life. 


Who Can Be a Meal Partner?

You, your family, or a circle of friends can volunteer to become meal partners. You will be matched with an individual survivor based on interests, background and proximity. Meals can be shared at home, in a restaurant, or in a community setting. You can even prepare a meal together if either partner enjoys cooking.  

Read the May 7, 2019, Orange County Register article about Meal Partners.


Become a Volunteer

It's easy to become a Meal Partner. Just fill out the Volunteer Application Form, and we'll be in touch!


Learn more about Meal Partners and find answers to frequently asked questions.

Volunteer Log

Already a volunteer? Log your volunteer hours here!

Contact Us

For more information contact Symone Sass at or 949.435.3460 ext. 297


This program is made possible through a grant from the JFNA Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care.