MA Center, New York

Mother's Kitchen - Soup Kitchen


In 1996, people inspired by Amma's teachings about serving the poor asked her if they should find a place with a real need and try to help. When Amma said yes, they found a small soup kitchen in west Oakland serving free meals every weekday while operating on a shoestring budget. Mother’s Kitchen began serving hot meals there twice a month, soon adding bagged lunches too.

The idea spread and soon Mother’s Kitchens began popping up all over the map. Currently, there are 42 in the U.S., Canada and Costa Rica. Most help existing facilities, by purchasing food and supplies from donations made to Mother's Kitchen, and by supplying volunteers to prepare, cook and serve the meals.


Volunteers from MA Center NY have been actively participating in various Mother's Kitchen projects. We prepare and serve food for shelters in the NY/NJ area.

  • Mother’s Kitchen - New York is a soup kitchen inspired by Amma’s love  and compassion.
    It is held on the first Saturday of each month from 9am - 5pm at Ascension Church, Downstairs Basement, 221 West 107th St. (between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave.)
    Lunch service from 2-4 pm
    Contact:  Ann Eka Reilly: