The Midnight Mission

601 San Pedro St, Los Angeles, Ca 90014
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Our missionTo offer a bridge to self-sufficiency for people experiencing homelessness through recovery services, counseling, education, training, workforce development and continued care services. To make available the necessities of life to people experiencing homelessness: food, shelter, clothing, personal hygiene needs and medical care.
COVID-19 Impact
This is the day… to inspire others to take action.

This is the day… to inspire others to take action.

This is the day … to protect and inform vulnerable communities.

This is the day … to protect and inform vulnerable communities.

The Midnight Mission

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Ways to help

Donate Prepared Meals

We serve 3 meals a day to our homeless and near-homeless community. We have converted our sit-down meal service to a “take out” meal service for our community guests in support of physical distancing. Any prepared meals are welcome, including lunch bags with a sandwich, chips, beverage and fruit or dessert. Donations can be made… See full description
    , Groups
  • Ongoing
  • Anytime
  • Food Packing, Delivery

Donate Online

We are appealing to supporters and volunteers to help us meet the urgent need during this crucial time.  You can click here or text the keyword “Meals” to 71777 on their cell phone to donate. See full description
  • Anytime
  • Virtual, Other

Drop Off Sack Lunches for Skid Row

WHAT: Make and drop off sack lunches for people experiencing homelessness near the Midnight Mission. VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: In compliance with social distancing protocols, you’ll make 10+ sack lunches at home and then drop them off at the mission between 7 am and 11 am. (You can drop off later than 11 am, but meals will… See full description
  • 12-15, 16-18, Adults (18+), 55+, Child with Adult
  • Ongoing, Recurring
  • None
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Families, Corporate Teams
  • In-person, Outdoor, Food Packing, Delivery
Items we need now

Donate items from our Wish List

COVID-19 WISH LIST     We thank all of our supporters who have reached out to donate, volunteer, and lend a helping hand since the onset of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  You have inspired us to be more innovative as we maneuver with confidence through this time of uncertainty with ways to continue providing our emergency services (hot meals, showers, a safe place to sleep, etc.), 12-step recovery, family living, job training, education, and workforce development programs to our community.  Our community needs our help now more than ever.You can help by donating the following items.We are serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner “take-out” meals to our community every day.  The number of people we are serving is continuing to increase as other feeding programs have reduced or discontinued services.
  • Disposable lunch bags
  • Disposable multi-compartment to-go food containers
  • Disposable utensils (forks, spoons, knives)
  • Loaves of bread
  • Napkins
  • Plastic wrap
  • Produce bags
  • Ready to eat meals, including sandwiches
  • Re-sealable storage bags
  • Single serving beverages
With our increased diligence in keeping surfaces disinfected and clean, we are going through supplies much more rapidly than before, and resupplying has become problematic because of the current hoarding.
  • Antibacterial disinfecting wipes
  • Disposable gloves
  • EPA approved Antibacterial disinfecting cleaners
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Infrared  no-touch thermometers
  • Surgical masks
2020 GENERAL WISH LISTMen & Women’s Socks & Underwear/Bras (NEW)Adult Diapers for Men & Women (all sizes)Art Supplies (sketch paper & coloring books)Bath Towels & Wash ClothsBottled WaterCopy Paper (letter and legal, white)Deodorant for Men & WomenDisposable Razors for Men & WomenFace WipesFeminine Soap & SprayFirst Aid KitsHygiene Kits (toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant & soap)Kitchen TowelsLaundry DetergentNon-perishable Canned GoodsOffice/School Supplies (letter & legal pads, pens & staples)Shaving CreamSoapTampons/Maxi Pads/Panty Liners (all sizes)Toilet paperTrash Bags (40 gals)Twin Size Bed Sheets (used or new, flat or fitted)
  • Item Collection
About usFounded in 1914, The Midnight Mission offers paths to self-sufficiency to men, women and children who have lost direction. Our emergency services and 12-step recovery, family living, job training, education and workforce development programs offer a compassionate bridge to achieve and maintain healthy, productive lives. We remove obstacles and provide the accountability and structure that people who are experiencing homelessness need to be productive in their communities. Our conviction and commitment to their success define us.
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