Our soup kitchen, known commonly on the street as "The Hippie Kitchen" is located in the central city ghetto of L.A.s Skid Row. With over ten thousand homeless, poor and marginally employed residents, this area, with its numerous street encampments and rescue missions, has been dubiously nominated "the homeless capital of the nation." It also is the most policed area in the nation. We serve fresh hot meals to area residents 3 times a week.
The Hippie Kitchen is run by the Los Angeles Catholic Worker, (Founded in 1970); the LACW is a lay Catholic community of women and men that operates a free soup kitchen, hospitality house for the homeless, hospice care for the dying, a bi-monthly newspaper, and regularly offers prophetic witness in opposition to war-making and systemic injustice. We are funded exclusively by individual private donations. We do not accept nor solicit donations from corporations nor the institutional church.
This listing was last updated Mar 22, 2023
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The hours listed are the times to donate directly to our kitchen. We also staff our House of Hospitality near Downtown (just off the 5 Freeway) ANY day 8am-8pm. Please call 323-267-8789 for best time and location to donate.
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