Food on Foot’s Mission
Food on Foot is a nonprofit dedicated to assisting our unhoused and low-income neighbors in Los Angeles with nutritious meals, clothing, and a fresh start through life-skills training, full-time employment, and permanent housing.
Food on Foot History
In 1996, Food on Foot’s founder, Jay Goldinger, began helping our unhoused 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 Jobs & Housing program, designed to help people experiencing homelessness 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 Jobs & Housing program have taken place every single Sunday in the back parking lot of the LGBTCenter in Hollywood, rain or shine.
Sunday Meals program:
Food on Foot distributes nutritious chicken meals, fresh produce, and clothing to 280+ unhoused and low-income neighbors every Sunday in Hollywood.
Jobs & Housing program:
Food on Foot’s Jobs & Housing program is designed for high-functioning adults who are experiencing homelessness. Graduates from this program earn their way off the streets with a full-time job, a fully furnished apartment, a life-skills education, and a huge boost in confidence.