Hospitality Kitchen (aka The Hippie Kitchen)
COVID-19 UPDATE: During the coronavirus outbreak, we are taking extra precautions for sharing food with our Skid Row community. We ask volunteers (unless vaccinated) to only come if they have not been sick for at least two weeks and if they have not traveled (by plane or public transit) or been in large groups in the past weeks. If you are practicing social distancing, we have tasks that can be done, all while being six feet from anyone else.
If you are vaccinated, or have been healthy and have not traveled, please consider helping out on any Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday
Serving Days: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and July 4.) Time: 7:00 am – 1 pm (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.)
(323) 267-8789 Hennacy House of Hospitality
Driving Directions to Kitchen
We always welcome new volunteers to assist in preparing and serving meals at our kitchen. 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.
BACKGROUND: Our soup kitchen, commonly known on the street as “The Hippie Kitchen,” is located in the downtown neighborhood of L.A.’s Skid Row. With more than 60,000 unhoused people in Los Angeles County, including more than 5,000 in the skid row area, with its numerous street encampments, rescue missions, and single-room occupancy hotels, Los Angeles has been dubiously named “the homeless capital of the nation.” Moreover, the 50 square block area known as Skid Row is also the most policed area in the nation.