You Can Help!


El Caldito is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We welcome financial donations, in-kind donations of food, supplies, reusable items, and donations of your time.

Please click the Donate button at the right to send us a financial donation electronically, or you can mail your financial donations to the address at the right. Your donations are tax deductible.

In-kind Donations!


We always welcome donations of food, supplies, and reusable goods. They can be delivered to the kitchen door

  • Monday through Friday
    • 8 AM to 11 AM
    • 1 PM to 3 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday
    • 8 AM to 11 AM

Food items of special need on a regular basis are

  • Canned goods
  • Dry goods
  • Fresh produce

Please note that New Mexico Environment Department regulations prohibit us from using home-prepared foods.

Supply items of special need include the following:

  • Gallon -size zippered freezer-grade plastic bags
  • Sandwich-sized folding top plastic bags
  • Individual-serving packets – sugar, salt, pepper
  • Black markers – permanent and dry-erase
  • 8 oz hot/cold cups
  • Disposable food-handling gloves – all sizes
  • Hairnets

Your donations are tax deductible, please ask for a receipt when you bring us in-kind donations.

Reusable Donations!


  • 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 aprons


Financial donations can be mailed to:

El Caldito Soup Kitchen
PO Box 2833
Las Cruces NM 88004

To speak with our Kitchen Manager about donating to El Caldito, call
(575) 525-3831

Richard @ 575-640-1640
Gabe @ 575-312-1916

Donations of Time and Services


  • Kitchen workers
  • Food Rescue (transporting food donations from commercial community sources to the kitchen)
  • Landscaping
  • Carpentry
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical Services
  • Heavy cleaning
  • Vehicle maintenance

To learn more about volunteering, please click HERE.

Contact Us

999 West Amador
Las Cruces, NM 88005