Kay was homeless and in desperate need of a job.
She spent months on the streets searching for help.
But no programs would take her in.
She had no history of mental illness and wasn't on drugs.
So why was it so difficult for Kay to find help?
There are a lot of homeless programs in Los Angeles. But very few are designed to help people like Kay.
How is Food on Foot different?
Program Director, Kelsie Deppen explains:
“We work with the high-functioning homeless who slip through the cracks of other homeless programs. These are adults ...
Jason and Brett Oppenheim have been long time supporters, sponsors and volunteers of Food on Foot.
Now, their Hollywood Hills real estate agency, Opphenheim Group, is the focus of a new Netflix show called Selling Sunset.
We're so excited to announce that Food on Foot is featured in Episode #7.
A huge thanks to Jason, Brett and the rest of the Oppenheim Group for helping our homeless neighbors with food, jobs, housing, skills and confidence!
Watch Selling Sunset Here!
All the AMAZING help you give to our homeless neighbors really shines through in this LA Independent front page feature!
Click on the button below to read the online version.
LA Independent Feature
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 ...
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…
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
“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 ...