Hippie Kitchen Resumes Serving To-Go Meals!

The LACW soup kitchen is again serving TO-GO Meals. Due to concerns of COVID-like symptoms, our kitchen was closed for the past week as our workers and volunteers were tested multiple times. We have no positive cases and are back on 6th Street and Gladys Ave. serving TO-GO Meals, passing out mail, and providing hygiene items on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Volunteers are encouraged to join us in meal prep, we only ask that you are not coming into contact with many others, have not been in a high-risk area in over two weeks (traveled, protests or gatherings of large groups, etc), and can be tested on a weekly basis. Please call 323.267.8789 for more info. Thank you.

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HIPPIE KITCHEN CLOSED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 8

Due to concerns over COVID-19, the LACW soup kitchen will be temporarily closed until September 8. If you plan to eat or volunteer with us, please check this website for further updates.

We will continue to do mail service ONLY, but will not be providing food or toiletries at this time.

We are not the only food providers for our friends in the Skid Row community, but know that every time we close, it is an inconvenience to many people.  Please keep the Skid Row community in your prayers!

If you need more information on volunteering, please call 323.267.8789

Permanent link to this article: https://www.lacatholicworker.org/wp/2020/08/31/hippie-kitchen-closed-tuesday-sept-1/

The Hippie Kitchen is Again OPEN!

The LACW soup kitchen is again serving TO-GO Meals! Due to concerns of exposure to COVID-19, our kitchen was closed for the past two weeks as our workers and volunteers were quarantined. Everyone is healthy, and we are back on 6th Street and Gladys Ave. serving TO-GO Meals and passing out hygiene items.

Volunteers are encouraged to join us in meal prep, we only ask that you are not coming into contact with many others, have not been in a high-risk area in over two weeks (traveled, protests or gatherings of large groups, etc), and can be tested on a weekly basis. Thank you.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.lacatholicworker.org/wp/2020/07/31/the-hippie-kitchen-is-open-again/

August 2020 Catholic Agitator

The August 2020 issue of the Catholic Agitator is now online

In this issue: 

Beliefs and Values by Sarah Fuller

Peace in the Garden by Anais

Wild Woman, Holy Diamonds by Uzoamaka Maduka

Assembly line Eucharist by Jeff Dietrich

Committed to Change by Matt Harper

Self-Emptying Love by Rev. Larry Holben

What we Believe by Mike Wisniewski

Simple Living in Complex Times by Maggie Miller

Resistance by Patty Carmody

Making a Difference by Mike Wisniewski

Get to Know the LACW Community by Sarah Fuller

Permanent link to this article: https://www.lacatholicworker.org/wp/2020/07/31/the-august-agitator-is-here/

Join Us For Wednesday Evening Liturgy – Virtually!

Roman Catholic Womanpriest, Rev. Kathleen Bellefeuille-Rice, will be leading us in an online liturgy via Zoom. We are very fortunate to have this opportunity to come together in prayer as the LACW is quarantining from one another, all of our volunteers, friends, and greater community.

Please join us Wednesday, July 15, at 5pm PDT.

If you are interested in participating, E-mail us at [email protected] for a link.

Hope to see you then!

Permanent link to this article: https://www.lacatholicworker.org/wp/2020/07/14/join-us-for-wednesday-evening-liturgy-virtually/

HIPPIE KITCHEN TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Due to concerns over COVID-19 the Hippie Kitchen will be temporarily closed until further notice.

We will continue to do mail service only, but will not be providing food or toiletries at this time.

Please keep the community of Skid Row in your prayers!

Permanent link to this article: https://www.lacatholicworker.org/wp/2020/07/13/hippie-kitchen-temporarily-closed/

June 2020 Catholic Agitator

The June 2020 issue of the Catholic Agitator is now online

In this issue:

COVID And Its Effect on the LACW by the LACW Community

Still Serving, Pandemic or Not by Kaleb Havens

Work Update at Hennacy House by Sarah Fuller

Margaret Golakoff – R.I.P by Rufo Noriega

Stephen Fischer – R.I.P

Anointing Skid Row by Jeff Dietrich

Hoping For A New Normal by Matt Harper

Catholic Worker Senior Citizen and COVID-19 by Mike Wisniewski

Harm Reduction is Public Health by Iris Vazquez-Howard

The Continued Crucifixion of Christ During Crisis by Matt Harper

Get to Know the LACW Community by Sarah Fuller

Permanent link to this article: https://www.lacatholicworker.org/wp/2020/05/23/june-2020-agitator/

Stations of the Carceral Cross

Because gatherings have been discouraged to prevent the spread of COVID-19, this year our annual Stations of the Cross was led by one person through downtown Los Angeles and streamed on the Los Angeles Catholic Worker Facebook page.  Matt Harper created and led a Stations of the Cross centered on the imprisonment of thousands in Los Angeles County.

The video is in two parts:

Part One

Part Two

Here is the SCRIPT for this year’s stations.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.lacatholicworker.org/wp/2020/05/23/stations-of-the-carceral-cross/

Unfortunately, We CANNOT Accept NEW Volunteers At This Time

For anyone who has previously volunteered with us, and is familiar with our kitchen, please do consider volunteering – IF you have been healthy for the past two weeks and IF you have not traveled in the past two weeks.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.lacatholicworker.org/wp/2020/04/17/we-cannot-take-new-volunteers-at-this-time/

“Masking Up To Stop the Coronavirus Is Not So Easy for Many of L.A.’s Homeless Residents”

As all of Los Angeles is being called to wear masks while out in public, the L.A. Times reported on the lack of access that most unhoused people have to the protective gear required in this unusual time. Fortunately, the LACW was able to source a couple thousand masks (and more have been donated to us) so we are able to provide the folks that come to eat at the Hippie Kitchen with a simple protective barrier at a time when they have little means to remove themselves from the public.

Read the article here.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.lacatholicworker.org/wp/2020/04/12/masking-up-to-stop-coronavirus-isnt-so-easy-for-many-of-l-a-s-homeless-residents/

Stations of the Cross is Happening – Virtually!

Good Friday is the day Jesus was arrested, tried, tortured and executed by the State. Join the L.A. Catholic Worker this Good Friday (April 10th) in calling on all Christians to demand our county take immediate action to save the lives of our incarcerated brothers and sisters before their prison cages become death cells.

3 PM – Via Crucis: Stations of the Carceral Cross (live-stream)

Search for “Los Angeles Catholic Worker” on Facebook for find our page, while there, make sure to follow us, if you aren’t already! The video will go LIVE at 3pm, see you there!

Learn more about the demands at: http://jlacovid19.org/

Permanent link to this article: https://www.lacatholicworker.org/wp/2020/04/10/stations-of-the-cross-is-happening-virtually/

Hoping For A New Normal

Our Matt Harper wrote a very good article for L.A. Progressive about the impact of COVID-19 on the Skid Row community, and hopes for a different future for the people of Skid Row.

You can read it under this LINK.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.lacatholicworker.org/wp/2020/04/10/hoping-for-a-new-normal/

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