|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 >
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Volunteer of the Week
Arlene Recano and Family - $98 Club Members - 11/16/2014
Food on Foot is a way to not only feed the homeless but to help them get their lives back on track.
What I like most about Food on Foot is that this program allows the homeless to also give back by picking up trash in the community and doing random acts of kindness. Each good deed deserves another, and this is their way of giving back to us.
At my first feeding almost 10 years ago, I witnessed a graduate who happened to be a childhood friend. We went to high school together, our families lived just houses away from each other. The ironic thing was that both our parents still lived in the same houses we grew up at. When I saw Sandy, I realized how homeless people are not just strangers, but could in fact be someone we may have known very well at some time in our life. Thus it opened my eyes to see that you never really know who will end up homeless without somewhere to turn. I wanted to knock on her parents' door and ask them if they knew Sandy was homeless and all the terrible things she went through. However Sandy asked me not to mention this to her family. She had her reasons and I had to respect her request. I believe her life was changed for the better as she grew with the program. Kudos to Food on Foot for helping her get back on her feet.
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 email@example.com 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 November edition of our monthly Foot Notes Newsletter [pdf] is now available!
Have only FOUR sponsor positions remaining for our BIG Thanksgiving Day celebration!
We have only THREE SPONSORSHIP positions remaining for our BIG Thanksgiving Day celebration on Thursday, November 27th at 2:00pm. Each sponsor will distribute food, bus tokens and sleeping bags and then participate in our end of the day awards ceremony for our Work for Food graduates. It is sure to create unforgettable memories for all on this special holiday. The required donation for a sponsor position is $250 per person.Volunteers will spend three hours distributing food to over 600 homeless and poor individuals. They will also receive a new sleeping, a bag of bus tokens, and a healthy, nutritious meal. Space is very limited and advance registration is required.If you have questions about sponsor positions call us at 310-860-0022.
Cynthia A. Becomes Full Time Taxpayer
Cynthia A. was recently presented with her PHD (passion, hunger, desire) certificate. She is now fully employed at Napa Valley Grill in Westwood 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.