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logoFood 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 >

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10/19/2014 Sponsored by Marty & Jackie Kodish FULL*
*$98 Club members are welcome to attend any serving!

Volunteer of the Week


Andrew Rolfe - $98 Club Member - 08/24/2014

Food on Foot is like no other organization I have ever worked with before. The passion of the staff and the volunteers to make Los Angeles a better place, for ALL its citizens, is inspiring beyond words. I truly believe Food on Foot has raised the consciousness of our community allowing us to better heal through love and service.

My favorite part of Food on Food is giving out food and interacting with those coming through the line. What's amazing about this program is it shatters the stereotypes of homelessness. Without question they are the most warm, kind, and appreciative people I talk to all week. They are so grateful for the program and that we volunteer our time. We are so grateful to share a few moments with them.

A few months back I was volunteering and next to me was a comedian who has been a huge influence on my work. Getting to spend the afternoon with them and hearing why they use Food on Foot to be of service led to a priceless afternoon. When one puts positivity into the universe the gifts back are endless and abundant.


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 info@foodonfoot.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...

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Foot Notes Newsletter

The July 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.

Chad H Becomes 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

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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.

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