We believe there’s no such thing as too many cooks in a kitchen! We always welcome new members and are constantly in need of volunteers, who help us to gather produce, prep the kitchen, cook delicious food and more.

If you are interested in joining or volunteering, please email

Our members learn new techniques through unique partnerships with local chefs. By sharing culinary knowledge, chefs can help guide a new generation of hospitality workers and bring these adults into the local food community.

If you are a chef who is interested in working with our members, please email

Much of the food we use to create our fabulous dishes is gleaning, often by our members themselves. Local farmers who allow us to come into their fields to gather what would otherwise go to waste both benefit from our labor and help us to feed others.

If you are a farmer who is interested in donating food or having our team visit to glean, please email

Taproot Kitchen depends on the support of our local community. From donations of extra food to funds that directly impact our ability to streamline our catering business, your extra help goes toward helping adults with intellectual disabilities engage in meaningful work and enter into the wider community of State College.

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Taproot Kitchen is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.

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