About Food on Foot
Food on Foot’s Mission
Food on Foot is a nonprofit dedicated to assisting our homeless and low-income neighbors in Los Angeles with nutritious meals, clothing, and a fresh start through a life-skills education, full-time employment, and permanent housing.
Food on Foot History
In 1996, Food on Foot’s founder, Jay Goldinger, began helping our homeless neighbors by serving chicken dinners out of the trunk of his car right outside the Hollywood Post Office.
He soon realized that food wasn’t the solution to homelessness. The underlying factors causing the homeless epidemic are a lack of confidence, resources, and community.
In 1999, Jay tackled this issue head-on by creating the Work for Food program, designed to help homeless individuals regain their footing back into society through full-time jobs, housing, life-skills and confidence building.
Since then, Food on Foot’s weekly Sunday Meal program and Work for Food program have taken place every single Sunday in the back parking lot of the LGBTCenter in Hollywood, rain or shine.
Sunday Meals program:
Every Sunday, volunteers like you help distribute food and clothing to the poor and homeless in our Hollywood serving location.
Work for Food program:
Your generous donations fund our Work for Food program. This program assists the homeless with the tools and resources needed to leave the streets with a life-skills education, full-time job, housing they can afford, and the confidence needed to make their accomplishments long lasting.