A Message From Our Founder, H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche
"When I was younger, I had very little, next to no money. I know what it’s like to go to sleep with an empty stomach. I never forgot what it was like and I sympathise deeply with people who have it hard.
This is why I created Kechara Soup Kitchen. No one deserves to go hungry… and KSK has a strong policy to serve all, regardless of race, religion or creed. Hence the motto for Kechara Soup Kitchen is “Hunger Knows No Barriers”.
I send everyone involved in Kechara Soup Kitchen my warm thanks for remembering the less fortunate, which is crucial to set the right example for our communities and children."
I left New Jersey at 16 and hitchiked across the United States on my own to California. I had like US$50 and bought cheap apples to eat on the way and slept outside.
Look at how time flies! It has almost been a decade since we started serving the community in this area and I am glad we are still continuing this practice. All this is made possible by our generous sponsors, tireless volunteers…