Hospitality Kitchen (aka The Hippie Kitchen)
Time: 7:30am – 1pm (If you arrive after 7:45, and we already have enough volunteers, you may be turned away.) We ask that all volunteers commit for the full day. It is difficult to keep our kitchen running efficiently when volunteers decide to leave at their convenience. Thank you.
821 E. 6th Street (on the corner of 6th St. and Gladys Ave.)
House: (323) 267-8789
Kitchen: (213) 614-9615
Driving Directions to Kitchen
We always welcome new volunteers to assist in preparing and serving meals at our kitchen. You should wear clothes that you would not mind getting a bit soiled. One or two people who want to volunteer can come on any serving day. However, if three to five want to volunteer together, please call our house (323) 267-8789 to schedule a day, as we consider that a group. Please be advised that we do not allow groups to show up without being scheduled.
We do not accept volunteers working for school service requirements or other forms of community service hours during Spring break, and from Thanksgiving to New Year. We do not have the space to accommodate the many people who wish to volunteer during this time period.
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 more than 10,000 homeless, poor, and marginally employed residents, this area, with its numerous street encampments, rescue missions, and single room occupancy hotels, has been dubiously named “the homeless capital of the nation.” It is also the most policed area in the nation.