During our service month, we are highlighting soup kitchens all over the world that are doing good for their communities. This week is: The Hippie Kitchen
The Hippie Kitchen, Making a Change in Los Angeles
by Jeannie Mark
Los Angeles attracts starry-eyed young men and women who dream of lucrative film deals and fame, but the underside of LA is one where the homeless and poor struggle to survive. One organization is trying to change that. Known commonly on the street as “The Hippie Kitchen” it is located in the central city ghetto of L.A.’s Skid Row.
If you want to help at The Hippie Kitchen, their website gives a history and instructions:
“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. We serve hot meals Tuesday and Saturday between 7:30 am to 12:45 pm).”
They always welcome new volunteers and ask that you commit to the full day as it takes several hours to prepare meals.
About the Author
Jeannie Mark left the corporate cubicle in 2010 and bought a one-way ticket to India, never looking back once. Through her travel/creative website, Nomadic Chick she inspires other women to seek out the same, an impassioned life full of purpose. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.