After we toured the building, we prepared ourselves to serve over 500 Skid Row residents. As soon as we entered the kitchen, we were each given a role. I was in charge of hot dogs since that Wednesday’s menu consisted of Dodger dogs, chili, salad, chips, and leftover Passover cake. Within the hour, everyone had a plate. It was a lot of work feeding so many, and a humbling experience to know that The Midnight Mission does this every day, three times a day.
April’s Midnight Mission volunteer opportunity has been one of my favorite activities while working at Omaze. Not only was it incredibly humbling to feed the homeless residents of Skid Row (located 25 minutes from our office in Culver City), but it was an exciting opportunity to support a generous and effective organization whose mission is to build a bridge to self-sufficiency and offer the necessities of life to those experiencing homelessness.
I highly recommend doing something like this in your community! It was truly an amazing experience.
-Catherine, Office and Culture Associate