OUR HOURS

KITCHEN VOLUNTEER HOURS 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Daily

MEAL SERVING HOURS
Sunday – Friday 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

IN-KIND DONATIONS HOURS
Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday 8:00 am to 11:00 am

(please no donations during meal serving hours while we feed our clients)
 

About Our Operation

Location

elcalditosoupkitchen@gmail.com

(575) 525-3831

999 West Amador Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88005

Meal Serving Hours

SUN to FRI: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

SATURDAY 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Volunteer

Kitchen Volunteer Hours: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

(575) 636-0423

999 West Amador Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88005

In-Kind Donations

MON - FRI: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

SAT to SUN: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Please no donations during meal serving hours while we feed our clients.

OUR MISSION

Our mission at El Caldito is to provide a healthy meal daily, in a safe and clean environment, for any hungry person.

OUR VISION

Our vision at El Caldito is to continue to fight hunger by providing nutritious meals to our community until the need no longer exists.

JOIN OUR CAUSE

El Caldito is a “soup kitchen”. A hot nutritious meal is served daily, Sunday through Friday, to everyone who comes to our dining room for lunch.  A take-out sack lunch is offered on Saturdays.

Our Meal Serving Hours Are:
Sunday to Friday   11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday         11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

A full traditional holiday meal is served on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

There is no charge and the only qualification to receive our services is hunger.  All food preparation is done by volunteers, using donated foodstuffs from various sources in the community.

While preparing and serving the mid-day meal, we employ sustainable practices. We reuse wide-mouth 16 ounce glass jars with lids to hold leftover soup, reuse plastic containers with lids to hold leftover dishes, and reuse clean plastic grocery bags to hold the leftover food we offer to our clients so they have some food for later in the day. We bag bread, fruit, and vegetable scraps for prearranged local farmers to pickup and feed to their chickens and pigs. We wash plastic packing items, wash empty food cans, breakdown paperboard boxes, and breakdown cardboard boxes to deposit in our recycle bin. We also collect used aluminum for our recycle bin.

Our biggest sustainable practice is rescuing food. Every morning of the year but Christmas, a volunteer crew of two drive our van on a route to rescue donated food from local participating bakeries, grocery stores, hospitals, restaurants, and farms. They deliver the rescued food to the soup kitchen to be used in preparation and serving of the mid-day meals.

GIVE BACK

If you would like to learn more about volunteering or to schedule your group, click on the volunteer button below.

If you would like to donate items for El Caldito to reuse, please click Donate button below.

2000000

+ Meals Served

10000

+ Yearly Volunteer Hours

6200

+ Bowls Made

35

Years Serving the Community

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What We Are Up To

  • Save the date! October 18, 2019 Empty Bowls is truly a community effort to raise funds for El Caldito.  As they do each year, Las Cruces Potters’ Guild members make more than 1,000 bowls for the event, local restaurants donate gallons of soup, NMSU students......

  • Thank you Ol’ Gringo Chile Company for all of the donated salsa today – it will be put to good use!...

  • El Caldito is always accepting reusable donations to assist in furthering our cause to feeding the hungry.   Glass jars – wide mouth with lids – for carry-out soup Plastic grocery bags – for carry-out seconds Small rags to wipe tables – face cloths Used......

  • Thank you Wells Fargo! We appreciate you guys for coming and helping the us feed the hungry!...

  • Thank you very much Starbucks for taking the time and helping those in need of a fresh meal!...

  • Thank you so much Sam’s Club! Your team did their best to assist us to feed those in need of a warm meal!...