Sunday Meals program
Every Sunday, for 20 years and counting, approximately 20 volunteers distribute pre-packaged food and clothing to up to 200 homeless and poor in the private parking lot at 1625 N. Schrader Blvd in Hollywood.
Volunteers must register online and make a $20 donation to attend a serving. The donation is used to purchase the food we distribute during each Sunday.
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It only costs $5.34 to feed a person
$3.75 – Two-piece chicken meal with rice and tortillas (El Pollo Loco)
$0.21 – Granola Bar
$0.27 – Nutri-Grain Bar
$0.19 – Cheese Crackers
$0.25 – Fruit Roll-up
$0.15 – Bag of Baby Carrots
$0.13 – Apple
$0.10 – Orange
$0.19 – Banana
$0.10 – Bottled water
$0.00 – Milk for children (donated by St. Vincent Meals on Wheels)
Thanks to the support of our wonderful volunteers, we are able to feed up to 200 homeless and poor every Sunday!
Along with the meals we provide, we also distribute gently used everyday clothing (children to adult sizes), warm jackets, blankets, sleeping bags, backpacks, etc. We are also in need of clothing appropriate for jobs and job interviews such as suits, dress shirts, ties, dress slacks, dresses, etc.
All clothes donations are tax-deductible and can be dropped off any Sunday between 10:30am – 2:30pm at the serving site: 1625 N. Schrader Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028.
Work For Food program
While the Sunday meal program is well received among our hungry clients, we also wondered if there was more we could do to tackle the underlying issues that the homeless face. In other words, why are these people homeless to begin with, and how can we help them rebuild their lives and ultimately live a life off the streets? Because providing food and housing alone is not the answer, we developed an all-encompassing program called Work for Food. Thanks to the help of our generous donors, participants in this program receive a life-skills education, job interview skills, housing assistance and most importantly, the confidence needed to graduate with a full-time job and housing they can afford.
80% of the people we find jobs for are still employed one year later!
Our clients learn positive habits like practicing random acts of kindness
One way we instill positive values onto our homeless clients is by having them help others through a Random Act of Kindness. In fact, each of our participants must perform a random act of kindness in order to enter the Work for Food program each week. This way, the homeless learn that giving back is more powerful than receiving.