About Our Operation


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 – Friday   11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
-And 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.

In addition to preparing and serving the mid-day meal, a volunteer crew of two drive a route everyday but Christmas to rescue donated food from local bakeries, grocery stores, hospitals, restaurants, and farms.

If you would like to learn more about volunteering at El Caldito, please click HERE.

Contact Us

999 West Amador
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Business Hours: (575) 525-3831
After hours: (575) 644-8737