About Food on Foot
Food on Foot’s Mission
Food on Foot is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting the poor and homeless of Los Angeles through programs that provide nutritious meals, clothing, work opportunities and ultimately the transition to full-time employment and life off the streets.
How You Help the Homeless
Food on Foot is a unique and personal response to hunger and unemployment because it is an effort entirely organized and maintained through the hard work of volunteers and generous individuals who provide the vast majority of our financial support. Thanks to supporters like you, we do not take government funds. As a result, we are able to provide high-quality care to each of our homeless clients.
Every Sunday, for 20 years and counting, volunteers distribute hot, nutritious chicken dinners, snacks (fresh fruit, carrots, granola bars and bread), and drinks (bottled water and milk) to as many as 200 homeless and poor individuals and families in our Hollywood serving area location. But our work doesn’t stop there. Our unique and all-inclusive Work for Food program provides homeless participants with a life skills education, job training, full time employment, housing they can afford, and most importantly, the confidence needed to make their accomplishments long lasting.
Thanks to our generous volunteers and donors, we show the homeless in Los Angeles they are not forgotten – that people care about them and are rooting for their success. By helping the homeless regain their dignity, get back into the workforce, and off the streets, we give a “hand up” rather than a hand out.
Your Charitable Gift Can Change Lives!
When you consider where your charitable dollars will do the longest lasting good, consider donating to Food on Foot, to help more and more people escape a life of poverty, neglect, and hunger.
Food on Foot offers several donation opportunities in which YOU can make a direct impact in the fight against homelessness.
Giving online is quick, secure and easy. Nearly 85% of your contribution is used to purchase items to rehabilitate those in need – food, food gift cards, and bus passes.
How is Food on Foot Funded?
We pride ourselves in not receiving ANY government funding.
Why? Because this allows Food on Foot to NURTURE everyone in our Work for Food program without restrictions, and give them the quality time and assistance to meet their unique, individual needs.
Through the Work for Food program, we assist homeless people with each crucial step to come out with a life skills education, a full-time job and housing they can afford.
This also includes the follow up and aftercare necessary to help our clients stay in the job and overcome obstacles as they arise during their first few months of employment.
It takes, on average, 5 months for a participant to graduate from the program with a full-time job and housing they can afford. During this time, we focus on high quality care in order to ensure that each participant receives the one-on-one support they need.
The majority of our funding comes from individuals in our $98 Club. Through this club, we are able to assist up to 30 participants each week in our Work for Food program.
Join the $98 Club today and YOU can play an active role in helping our homeless clients earn their way off the streets with a life-skills education, full time job, and housing they can afford.