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El Caldito Soup Kitchen

Not just a soup kitchen;  A refuge.

We serve hot, balanced meals to all who join us from Sunday through Friday. Take-away lunches are available on Saturdays.

On special holidays like Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, we go the extra mile with full traditional feasts. Our services are free, and the only entry requirement is a need for sustenance. Volunteers, fueled by community donations, make our operations possible.

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Empty Bowls is an annual international event generated by artists to acknowledge World Hunger Day in October. Attendees select a handmade bowl and enjoy a meal of soup and bread donated by local restaurants. Funds raised from Empty Bowls enable El Caldito to provide free meals to the Las Cruces community. In 2023, we raised over $40,000 with over 1500 bowls, 40 restaurants, and 1800 patrons contributing to this crucial fundraiser. We are especially grateful to the Potters Guild of Las Cruces, whose dedication and effort make this event possible and from which we benefit 100%.

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We keep it simple. Meals are available for everyone.

Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Sunday - Friday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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