|Food on Foot is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Tax-ID#31-1581053) dedicated to providing the poor and homeless of Los Angeles with nutritious meals, clothing, and assistance in the transition to employment and life off the streets. Food on Foot operates a weekly meal program every Sunday in Hollywood. Food on Foot began in March 1996 as one man's response to the hunger he witnessed among the poor and homeless of Hollywood. What initially began as the distribution of meals from the trunk of a car has grown through the dedication of its volunteers and now serves more than 200 meals each week to homeless, disabled, elderly and low-income adults and children. more about us >
Volunteers of the Week
Mark Bienstock - $98 Club Member - 03/09/2014
FOF = hope, a second opportunity for a good life. It reinforces the adage that good things can come to those who work hard, to make the difficult choice when giving up appears to be the obvious choice.
The principles of FOF are what I like most. A random act of kindness!
On Christmas 2012, my two boys, now 14 and 12, attended a serving. We walked up to people in the line with sleeping bags. My 14 yr old son was helping a 13 year old girl, who was in line for food. She had lined up at 9am. It was a real lesson in gratitude. An example for my boys that there are kids just like them, who are smart, well spoken, polite, with dreams of attending college and having a career, that spend their Sunday waiting in line for food and a sleeping bag.
Ravi Sarin - $98 Club Member - 03/09/2014
Food on Foot highlights the tremendous importance and benefit of having a support network. FOF reinforces that we should do our part to provide direction and encouragement to those that don't have one, as a little time and care can go a very long way. On the flip side, it also reminds us that we shouldn't take for granted the family, friends and acquaintances around us who are part of our support network.
I admire the passion that the Food on Foot team have for helping others get their feet on the ground and chins up. I am truly inspired by their enthusiasm and dedication. What is most compelling to me however is the "business model" of the organization, as it has been designed to be both highly efficient and effective and benefits everyone involved (and those not involved as the clean up programs beautify our city)!
I came to learn about Food on Foot through attending this past Christmas food and sleeping bag giveaway event. I quickly developed a great appreciation for the organization by hearing stories from those who graduated from the Work for Food program and are now back on track and living productive and fulfilling lives.
Sponsor a Hollywood Serving
Would you like to bring a group of your workers, friends, etc. to a Sunday Hollywood serving? We have groups of 20-30 volunteers that wish to volunteer for a specific date. A donation of $2500 covers all of the costs of food and food gift cards for our Work for Food crew. This donation will allow your group to participate in every part of our Sunday activities and your group will be the ONLY volunteers for that day. For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or download a sponsorship form here.
How Can I Help Food on Foot?
Donate - Send a check or make a online donation. 100% of your donation goes toward the purchase of much needed food and is a tax-deductible contribution! Details... Clothing - Donate your gently worn clothing (infant to adult sizes), shoes, blankets, backpacks, etc. It's a tax-deductible contribution! These donations are accepted every Sunday between 10:30am - 2:30pm at our Hollywood feeding location, 1625 N. Schrader Blvd. Volunteer - Help distribute the pre-packaged food and clothing on Sundays at 3:15 P.M. in Hollywood. Details...
Food on Foot Videos
Foot Notes Newsletter
The March edition of our monthly Foot Notes Newsletter [pdf] is now available!
We need volunteers to help serve food to the homeless and poor in Hollywood
Spend 90 minutes with us on a Sunday beginning at 3:15pm and help cheer up the lives of the homeless and poor in Hollywood. Along with our food weekly food serving we have a very unique program called Work for Food where the homeless collect trash from the streets of Hollywood and earn food gift cards from fast food restaurants and grocery stores. Many have graduated our program and now have full-time jobs that enable them to pay for their own food and housing, and are no longer in need of any government assistance. If you have any questions call us at 310-860-0022.
$1 Million Giveaway to Fight Hunger
For the 12th consecutive year, Food on Foot will be participating in The Feinstein Foundation's Annual $1 Million Giveaway to Fight Hunger. The more donations Food on Foot receives before April 30, 2014 in response to this challenge, the more Feinstein money Food on Foot will receive! Feinstein's previous $1 Million challenges to fight hunger have raised a record $1.5 Billion for hunger-fighting charitable organizations nationwide that help the needy. Your donations connected to this campaign makes them a part of one of the most successful ongoing efforts ever to fight hunger. To learn more about how the $1 Million Giveaway to Fight Hunger works, please visit their website at FeinsteinFoundation.org. Make a donation now! Thank you for your generous support of Food on Foot! Donate Now to Food on Foot
Chad’s becomes a full time taxpayer
Chad H. was presented with his PHD (passion, hunger, desire) certificate on Sunday March 9. He is now fully employed at Jillians in Universal City and is another successful graduate of our Work for Food program that turns tax burdens into taxpayers every month.
Food on Foot Wins $10,000
Over a 3-week period, FOF competed against 9 other California nonprofits and received the most online votes, winning a $10,000 grant for our Work for Food program through the Clearinghouse CDFI Challenge. We're so grateful to everyone who voted daily and spread the word to friends, family, and colleagues. A special thanks goes out to our friend and long-time supporter - Neil Patrick Harris - who wrote "So glad you won. So glad I could help. So glad you continue to do what you do."
New video shows our Work for Food program in action
A Big thank you to T.Baker and W. Shadow for producing the following three minute video.
Work for Food
Each Sunday afternoon 40-50 homeless and poor individuals participate in our trash clean up program. This is the first step in their attempt to increase confidence and ultimately obtain a full time job and housing. We are proud that so many have graduated our program and are now completely self-supporting and off all government assistance.Previous Work for Food Success Stories:
Chad H., John W., Chauncey P., Gabriel D., Lee D., Chaka R., Margarito, Jennifer M., Rebel S., Kim P. , Paul M., Paul D., Deborah S., Danny G., Anthony R.