Did you hear the news?
A new report shows that homelessness in Los Angeles has risen 23% since 2016. Now, there's over 57,000 homeless people living on the streets of our city.
Even Mayor Eric Garcetti says that there's "no sugarcoating the bad news."
But we have some good news to share with you too:
Here are some ways YOU can help the homeless of Los Angeles through Food on Foot:
1. Volunteer and distribute hot, nutritious meals on any Sunday in Hollywood.
2. Make a gift and help provide work clothes and bus passes for the homeless.
3. Make the ...
We have a very special video to share with you.
It's special because it truly depicts the life-changing help you give to the homeless when you support Food on Foot.
Please watch this short video to learn how your support will help more people like John leave homelessness. Your big-hearted help will provide LONG-TERM care while giving our homeless clients the tools and skills they can use for the rest of their lives.
Let’s face it...In today’s world, finding employment can be difficult.
And the steady rise of age discrimination in the workforce can make landing a job even harder.
The average age of our homeless Work for Food clients is 47 years old. And some clients are even in their 60’s.
When you support Food on Foot, you help homeless people receive good jobs without facing discrimination.
This is because we build relationships with employers who CARE.
We make sure the homeless people you help receive the same high-quality care on the job as they receive ...
Wow...our weekend really started off great!
Acclaimed hit singer / songwriter and actress Demi Lovato made a surprise visit to the Food on Foot office on Friday, March 17th and presented us with a big-hearted gift of $5,000.
Wednesday had marked Lovato’s fifth year of sobriety. She celebrated this milestone by giving back to five charitable organizations, and we were one of them!
We would like to congratulate Demi for achieving her five year milestone of sobriety.
We know the challenges she had to face, and it's not an easy task.
Thank you Demi for ...
We recently received a heartwarming email from Damon C.
He was a Work for Food participant in 2009.
He is now living in secure housing and loving life.
Better yet, he has a successful career in a thriving agricultural community of the Willamette Valley!
When you support Food on Foot, YOU directly help people like Damon. Your incredible gifts allow our clients to receive the life-skills they desperately need to make lasting and positive changes. And just like Damon, our clients apply these skills well after attending our programs. Thank you!
Patrick G. became homeless at age 60.
Prior to living on the streets, he was an aspiring comedy writer.
He had a great sense of humor and strong writing skills.
But his addiction to alcohol kept him from working professionally and responsibly.
He lost ties with his family and found himself living on the streets of LA.
“My struggle with addiction really hit me hard. I lost my family and my pride. I couldn't live this lifestyle anymore.”
When you support Food on Foot, you equip our Work for Food program participants with the tools and resources ...
In October, we honored $98 Club members Sewlyn and Glynis Gerber for their deep-rooted and long-timed support of Food on Foot.
Throughout the years, Selwyn and Glynis have gone above and beyond by sharing their enthusiasm of Food on Foot and spreading the word of our organization to so many incredible people.
When asked why they give to Food on Foot, Selwyn responded:
“In my faith, the greatest obligation that one has on this planet is to engage in acts of charity. The highest act of charity is to enable people to feed themselves and to become self-suffici...
How many responsibilities do you have?
From meeting deadlines, making appointments, and even taking care of loved ones, our days are filled with responsibilities both big and small.
And accomplishing these tasks gives us PURPOSE and GROWTH in life.
Our homeless clients in our Work for Food program learn Positive Work Habits! These include:
The skills acquired in the Work for Food program allow vulnerable homeless people to succeed in new jobs.
Do you want to learn more about the jobs our Work for Food ...
Would you like to help others during Thanksgiving?
Why not spend the day by giving back to our most vulnerable neighbors in need?
You can be a sponsor and help distribute food and sleeping bags to over 350 poor and homeless people in our Hollywood serving location on Thanksgiving Day.
What are the sponsor details?
As a sponsor, you will help distribute food and sleeping bags to our most vulnerable neighbors in need. You will also personally hand out prizes and food gift cards to the top workers in our Work for Food program. Through this program, the ...