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Community Outreach

Amma’s Pantry Seva

Help hungry families in your community. Every two months, volunteers collect food donations for Amma's Pantry at MA Center during a Saturday evening program. After each collection, they deliver donations to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, where the food is distributed directly into the community.


Collection at M.A. Center

Serve at the next collection. See calendar >


1. Serve at the Amma's Pantry table for a shift between 4:00 pm and approximately 8:30 pm. Receive participants' Green Bags, make sure they leave with a new one and answer basic questions about Amma's Pantry Project (info provided!).


2. Carry food donation bags to cars for transport. A quick but helpful seva starting at 8:00 pm and ending by 8:30 pm.


Send an e-mail to sign up. Email now >


Amma's Pantry on Facebook >



Craft Guild Outreach

The Craft Guild creates one-of-a-kind, handmade items for charity and MA Center activities, often from recycled materials. Projects include


Hand-throwing mugs for sale to support Amma’s charities

Making birdhouses for sale in support of Amma’s InDeed Campaign

Sewing aprons for MA Center kitchen seva and the Mother’s Kitchen project

Crocheting saleable items from recycled plastic

Making “pet comforters” for a local animal shelter

Knitting hats and scarves for the homeless


Use your craft and design skills for a good cause, or support the Guild by preparing materials. Email now >


Craft Guild on Facebook >


Serve in your community


Mother’s Kitchen Bay Area

Provide free meals to those in need. Mother’s Kitchen Bay Area serves with local outreach groups around the Bay Area. Find yours in Berkeley, San Francisco, the South Bay, Sonoma County, Pittsburg, or Santa Cruz. Get connected > 


Serve from home


Circle of Love

Reach out to others with loving care. Write weekly letters to people who are sick, grieving, isolated or feeling lost.  Get connected > 


Circle of Love Inside

Would you like to be a spiritual friend to someone through letter writing? Bring Amma’s love to people in prison through supportive, encouraging letters. As a part of this program, MA Center also sends Amma’s books to inmates free of charge.

Get connected > 

Serve at MA Center, in your community or from home. With inspiration from Amma’s teachings, our charitable projects are always multiplying. Check this page often for new ways to serve.

Serve at M.A. Center, San Ramon

An Amma's Pantry collection day

Sewing for charity with the Crafts Guild

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