Mother's Kitchen

“Whether God exists may  be a hot debate. But nobody can deny that there are suffering people in the world. Just help them. That is enough.”  -Amma

Los Angeles Mother's Kitchen Activities - Get Involved!

DOWNTOWN WOMEN'S CENTER LUNCHEON - EVERY SECOND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH

SAVE THE DATE - for our next luncheon at Downtown Women's Center on Sunday MAY 8th, 2016 10:00am RSVP to Nisha@AmmaTeam.org

 442 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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HELP WITH FOOD DONATIONS

Would you like to pick up regular food donations from a vendor in your area to redistribute to the needy? Ask me how! Contact Jill@Ammateam.org
 
New home cooks are needed to fill in at Project HOPE, on a Wed. or Thurs. contact Jill@Ammateam.org if you would like to give it a try!

 

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Thank you for helping us grow at a time when this seva is desperately needed by the poor in our community.

 

Every Week - Burrito Project 

EVERY SATURDAY AT MA CENTER LA IN REDONDO BEACH. Contact Project Burrito
MEALS ARE PREPARED FOR THE NEEDY WITH COOKING AT 7:00AM AND BURRITO WRAP AND MEALS BAGGED STARTING AT 8AM.
You must be 14 years or older to be in the Kitchen.
7:00am to Cook and 8:00am assemble homemade burrito lunches for veterans and youth-
every Saturday at MAC-LA from 7am - 11am  RSVP to burritoproject@la.macenters.org
Read about the progress of the Burrito Project at MA Center LA - Click here
 
WE ASSIST PROJECT H.O.P.E. EVERY WED & THU
Serve food to the needy at Project H.O.P.E. in Santa Monica-  no RSVP necessary!  Every Wed. and Thurs.  Setup/Serving from 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.,  see below for directions.
Transport Team:  Pick up and deliver food donations-  contact Jill@AmmaTeam.org
 

MA Center LA Kitchen and Amma's SoCal Tour:

We need to maintain MACLA records for the LA County Health Department. 
If you acquired your California Food Handlers Card anytime during 2014, 
PLEASE email us a copy of the weblink or pdf. 
Please take the time to do this---we greatly appreciate it.  
 
CALIFORNIA KITCHEN HELPERS - IF YOU ARE HANDLING FOOD YOU MAY WANT TO KNOW? 
If you don't have your Food Card yet and you want to volunteer with Mother's Kitchen, Burrito Project or at Satsang events?
Find out how to get yours for only $10 - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Every Month

Cook and serve a delicious luncheon to the ladies of the Downtown Women's Center-  every 2nd Sunday of July-April.  RSVP to NISHA@AmmaTeam.org
 

WEEKLY

Advanced volunteers:  prepare a salad or hot vegetarian main dish in your home kitchen for 150 needy.  email Jill@AmmaTeam.org for more info
 
Why we partner with Project H.O.P.E:
Faith, Hope and Charity know a common purpose: everyone has a right to eat. Santa Monica, California actively makes a difference among its homeless population who receive weekly feedings by both Mother’s Kitchen and H.O.P.E.  (Help Other People Eat). The founder of H.O.P.E, Moira La Mountain, says that the autonomous group of volunteers grew together out of an unwillingness to put a cap on the number of people who got fed. La Mountain joined with Amma devotee Raduca Kaplan back in the early 1990s, when public park feedings were illegal in Santa Monica. The transformation from the park to the current facility resulted from both law and consciousness.
 
Today, Mother’s Kitchen cooks, transports and serves a hot meal to over a hundred of the poor and needy  in Santa Monica every Wednesday and Thursday. Some people devote time, some talent, but it takes the whole village. La Mountain believes that we are all aligned in the same spiritual way, no matter how one defines it.
 

HOMELESS MEAL SERVICE – Project HOPE

When and where are you cooking and serving meals in the L.A. area?  
We cook nutritious vegetarian entrees every Wednesday and Thursday from 11 am – 1:30 pm at various volunteer’s homes or at MACLA  .The meals are served at an indoor facility in Santa Monica located at: 503 Olympic Blvd. (west of 7th Street next to the big tent building.) MAP
 
If you would like to help us serve, please arrive any Wednesday or Thursday afternoon no later than 3 pm. The schedule is as follows:  2:30-3:30pm: set-up, 3:30-4:30 pm: meals are served, then afterwords, 4:30-5:30 p.m. is clean-up.
 
*Please be aware when commuting from across town, traffic may be heavy at this time of day.
 
How do I get there? Where should I park?
  Project HOPE Meal Service Address:  503 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica 90401. 
This is located’ at the OPCC Access Center (two-story blue and silver bldg. immediately west of a big white tent like temporary structure). MAP
 
1nterstate 10 Freeway West to Lincoln Blvd Exit. When you exit, you will be on Olympic Blvd.  Proceed west across Lincoln and STAY TO YOUR RIGHT- DO NOT RE-ENTER FWY ON LEFT!!!  The facility will be located past 7th St- immediately West of the tent building. LOOK FOR THE BLUE AND SILVER BUILDING.Park on 7th Street. The meters take either quarters or a Santa Monica Parking Card. If you are bringing items to drop off there are some temporary 15 minute meters in front.
 
What should I wear and what do I need to know about handling the food?
  Wear modest, comfortable clothes that are easily washable with sleeves and closed-toe shoes. Hair needs to be tied back.  Before touching food, please wash your hands vigorously for 30 seconds with soap and warm water and then put serving gloves on. We will supply them on site.  Volunteers who would like to prepare food in MACLA kitchen or during Amma's tour need to get a Food Handler Certificate. Cost is $10 
 
Please spend 90 minutes to take this online exam at: http://www.premierfoodsafety.com/california-food-handlers-card
 
When I arrive, should I sign-in or report to anyone in particular? 
 Ask for Mike
 
“Lending a helping hand to a neglected soul, feeding the hungry, giving the sad and dejected a compassionate smile-  this is the language of love.”  –Amma