Founded in 1995 as an interfaith effort, Open Heart Kitchen’s Mission is to provide nutritious hot meals without charge or qualification to the needy people of the Tri-Valley area. They are currently the only free hot meal kitchen in the area. Teen volunteers prepare box lunches two Thursdays a month in Pleasanton. Individual volunteers may be needed to help prepare and serve food for lunch and dinner. Open Heart serves hot meals every Tues. & Wed. from 12-6 in Livermore and every Friday from 2-6 in Pleasanton. The minimum age is 14.