Helping The Homeless For 1200 Consecutive Weeks

2018 was a FANTASTIC year for Food on Foot, and we owe it all to YOU.   Because of you: 8,450 meals were served 45 Work for Food clients found full-time jobs But there’s more…   This week marks our 1200th consecutive week of helping our homeless neighbors! That's 23 years of distributing food and finding full-time jobs and housing for our vulnerable neighbors in need.   We couldn’t have reached this milestone without you. Thank you! You Can Make The Next 1200 Weeks INCREDIBLE! As we enter into our 1200th week, many homeless people here in ...

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What Happened When It Rained?

It’s been raining lately… …A lot actually. And when it rains in Los Angeles, many people are affected. Especially if they’re homeless and living on the streets. Many of these homeless people rely on the kindness of others to help them get through a rain storm. Fortunately, our homeless Work for Food clients are there to help. Each week, our homeless clients give back to the community through Random Acts of Kindness. We reached out to a few of our Work for Food clients to see how they helped their neighbors out in the rain… Want ...

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You’re bringing HAPPY back in 2019!

It’s less than 24 hours until 2019.   As you read this, there are homeless people who are striving for a better life.   And these people face an extraordinary challenge.   The longer they live on the streets, the more they feel like the world has given up on them.   In many cases, this overwhelming feeling leads to severe depression and sadness.   Today, you have the chance to turn this sadness around and to create a new life full of happiness for 2019! "Food on Foot really helps people who want to change but just don’t know where to ...

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We all need someone to talk to

Did you know that our 85% success rate is growing?   In fact, this year alone we’ve helped over 40 homeless people find full-time jobs!    But, I’d like to fill you in on a little secret…   At the core of this success is someone very special…   That person is YOU.   One way you make our jobs program so successful is by helping us provide FREE counseling to our homeless participants and graduates.   Our two INCREDIBLE program directors, Kelsie and Precious provide these counseling sessions in both a group setting, and as one-on-one personal ...

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You helped me find my voice again

As a transgender woman, I’ve faced plenty of rejection. But you helped me find my voice again. For years, people didn’t accept me for who I am, so I ended up moving in with my loving grandfather. When he passed away, I found myself in a really scary and lonely situation. I began to shut down mentally. I didn’t have anywhere to go and before I knew it, I was homeless. The longer I lived on the streets, the more shy and reserved I became. I barely spoke to anyone. Then everything changed... Because of support from kind people like you, I was ...

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What Happened On My First Day Of Work BLEW My Mind!

Picture this: You get a new job. Within the FIRST HOUR on your first day of work, you get a promotion. Sounds impressive, right? That’s what happened to me. But that’s not the whole story… Before I got the job, I was homeless and sleeping underneath an abandoned truck in Hollywood. I was addicted to drugs and my life was going nowhere fast. This is where you came into my life. Your support with Food on Foot lifted me out of the dark and seemingly bottomless hole I was in. With your help, I was able to attend Food on Foot’s Work for ...

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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 ...

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Jobs and Skills for the Homeless (Without Government Funding)

Food on Foot helps the Los Angeles homelesswithout relying on government assistance:Jobs, Housing, Life-Skills, Free Food John's Story 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 ...

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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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