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Top 4 Ways You can Help the Homeless of Los Angeles

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 here's some GREAT news. The Los Angeles based nonprofit Food on Foot helps homeless people leave the streets with jobs, skills and confidence. Volunteers with Food on Foot can also distribute hot, nutritious meals on any Sunday in Hollywood. With over 20 years experience, Food on Foot has proven methods that WORK. Food on Foot accepts no government funds, thanks to the support from its ...

Homelessness: Is Housing the Solution?


How Can We Help Our Homeless Neighbors?

Photo by Leroy Skalstad John lived in a flimsy, torn tent on the dangerous streets of Los Angeles’ Skid Row. He would stay up each night guarding his few belongings while keeping a vigilant eye out from muggers and assailants. Each morning, the sun would shine rays of temporary safety onto the vulnerable corners of the crowded and crime-riddled tent encampments. A sigh of relief would fall upon John’s tired face. The dangers of the night were over. He could finally sleep. This is how John survived… every day and every night. Is housing the ultimate solution for John? The answer isn’t so simple: Although housing is a ...

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 quick and easy steps: 1. Download the lilspace app – download from app store ...

Terrell S.

Because of your wonderful support, Terrell S. has graduated the Work for Food program!   He currently works at the Pooch Hotel and is living in his very own, safe apartment.   Full Story

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 for Food program for at least 10 consecutive weeks, AND have shown positive work ...

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 else. You did this for Michael! Michael F. (pictured above) was doubtful ...

Fernando O.

Thanks to your wonderful support, Fernando is no longer living on the dangerous streets of Los Angeles. He no longer has to worry about being robbed while sleeping...or wondering where his next meal will come from.   Because of you, Fernando now works at his full-time job, comes home to his warm, safe apartment and is filled with a huge boost in confidence. Thank you!   Full Story

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 Food program on January 28th. Thanks to your wonderful support, Fernando is ...

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 for Food program “Gray Shirt.” (pictured above). As a Work for Food client, ...