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Tax ID # 27-0524692.  Teen Kitchen Project is a DBA of the Boomerang Foundation.



The Teen Kitchen Project is a nonprofit organization that brings young people into the kitchen to learn to cook delicious and nourishing food. The meals they prepare are delivered free of charge to individuals and families who are in crisis due to a life-threatening illness like cancer. We serve families in Santa Cruz County, California.


The teens gain skills in cooking healthy food, learn about the impact of their food choices, and are offered an opportunity to build connections through community service.


The Teen Kitchen Project operates on Monday and Tuesday afternoons, out of a commercial kitchen in Soquel, California. We are supported through donations from the community.


Since September 2012, we have served over 29,972 meals to families in crisis due to illness, and teens have donated over 3,000 service hours!


Meals Served

As of 5/1/2015, we have served
31,344 meals

Fundraising Drive

Below are funds raised
towards our $50,000 goal.

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Cindy Estrada


Please support the businesses that support Teen Kitchen Project:

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Thank you to the following major funders of our work:


Teen Kitchen Project is proud to be a Ceres Affiliate Partner, a national network of organizations building healthier communities by empowering young people, promoting community service, caring for our neighbors in need, and restoring healthy and organic fresh foods to their place as the foundation of health for people and planet.

We are grateful to Ceres Community Project for the inspiration and training to launch Teen Kitchen Project. To learn more about Ceres go to