Unplug from your mobile device to support the homeless

Food on Foot has partnered with the lilspace app and Gold Metropolitan Media to encourage you to UNPLUG FOR OUR CAUSE during the month of April. The lilspace app, available for iPhone and Android, allows you to track your time unplugged and use that time to support causes you care about or earn rewards.   When you’re with family, at the gym or anytime you want a break away from your phone, set the lilspace timer and make sure to choose the group REBUILDING LIVES which benefits Food on Foot.  To choose REBUILDING LIVES through lilspace, please follow these ...

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You helped two more people leave homelessness!

Wow! With your incredible help, two more people have been forever and positively changed: Terrell S. graduated on Sunday, April 1st Brandon B. received his Gray shirt on March 18th Because of your support, Terrell and Brandon are both fully employed and are living off the streets in their own safe apartments! Thank you. What's the difference between a Gray Shirt and a Graduate? Gray Shirts are Food on Foot participants who are halfway through the Work for Food program.   These hard workers receive their “Gray Shirt” once they have attended the Work ...

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Helping a Homeless Person Creates a Positive Chain Reaction

“This program is too good to be true. There’s NO WAY Food on Foot can get me a full-time job and my own apartment.” This is how Michael felt. He was so used to rejection that he became skeptical of any organization’s claimed success stories. He had been let down too many times. You show our homeless clients that change is possible: When you support food on foot, you create a positive chain reaction. Every time you help someone leave the streets, you give proof that this program works! For every job you help someone find, you instill hope in someone ...

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You Helped Fernando leave homelessness

Life goals can seem daunting… ...especially when you're homeless and without a positive support network.   With your help, our homeless participants are able to spend every Sunday in a safe and positive environment. Here, they build upon their life-goals and successful work-habits. You help them along every part of their journey. Making it less overwhelming or scary. And the best part is that you help them graduate with a full-time job and their own apartment. You did this for Fernando Fernando O. (pictured above) graduated Food on Foot’s Work for ...

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Creating Skills for a Better Life

Want to learn a fancy vocabulary word?   How about Glossophobia?   Yup. That’s a real word. It means “fear of public speaking.”   If you have this fear, you’re not alone. In fact, 75% of us have this fear to some degree. Many of our incoming homeless clients also have a fear of public speaking. But with your help, our clients rebuild their confidence and communication skills. This gives them a HUGE advantage in finding jobs and succeeding in a new life off the streets. How public speaking helped Liza find employment Meet Liza, our newest Work ...

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You Can Help Someone Like Patrick This Holiday Season

My name is Patrick, and I became homeless when I was 60. Prior to living on the streets, I was an aspiring comedy writer. I had a great sense of humor and strong writing skills. But my addiction to alcohol kept me from working professionally and responsibly. I lost ties with my family and found myself homeless and living on the streets of LA. I got sober but I just couldn’t find a job. I was in my 60’s and homeless. Who would want to hire someone like me? Supporters like you helped me become employable & 100% self-sufficient!! With the help of incred...

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You Can Help Someone Like Dometra This Holiday Season!

You changed my life in a HUGE way! My name is Dometra and almost exactly two years ago today, I moved into my own apartment with a full-time job at Wally’s Wine & Spirits. After living in the South and going through Hurricanes Rita, Katrina, Gustav, Ike, and Isaac, I relocated back to California to start over again. I had no possessions in this new city, and I quickly struggled to find a job in my field. Before I knew it, I became homeless and ended up living on the streets of Los Angeles. I was turned down for assistance everywhere I went. Due to the rigid ...

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The New Graduate You Helped Leave Homelessness

We are so proud to announce that on September 24th, Randy U. (pictured above) graduated the Work for Food program and is now 100% self sufficient! He now has a full-time job at Bottega Louie in downtown Los Angeles, and his very own apartment. “Food on Foot really helped me change my negative thoughts.  They made me face my fears and think in new ways. Food on Foot is my miracle.” - Randy U., Work for Food program Graduate What has Randy earned as a graduate? Your incredible support to Food on Foot does much more than just assist the homeless off the ...

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Changing Lives Through Lemonade

We would like to thank the amazing Alexis Kukkonen for raising  $328 for Food on Foot with her "Lemon-Aid" stand during a local outdoor music event. Alexis' wonderful gift will go towards helping more homeless people as they transition off the streets and into full-time jobs and permanent housing. As one of the youngest members of the $98 Club, Alexis is truly showing how giving back can have a positive impact in her community.  “To raise money for Food on Foot, I created a "Lemon-Aid" stand where I sold lemonade, cookies and brownies at music in the park ...

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Another Long-Term Success Story

“You can’t do this.”   “You’re not good enough.”   “You’ll never get anywhere.”   For Tia D., these words of discouragement were commonplace.   After her mother passed away, Tia was adopted by her aunt at age five. “My aunt never showed me or my siblings love and affection. She used to beat us, told us we would never be anything in life, and that she wished she never took us in.” Tia persevered despite these horrible living conditions:   She focused on her studies and even took college level courses while ...

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