Hospitality Kitchen (aka The Hippie Kitchen)
Days: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Years Day, and July 4.)
Time: 7:30am – 12:45pm (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.
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 help us prepare and serve meals at our kitchen. You should wear clothes that you would not mind spilling some beans or salad on. One or two people who want to volunteer can come on any serving day. However, if three, four or five want to volunteer, 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 Christmas. 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 over 10,000 homeless, poor and marginally employed residents, this area, with it’s 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, indeed second only to Baghdad’s Green Zone as the most policed area in the world.