“You can’t do this.”
“You’re not good enough.”
“You’ll never get anywhere.”
For Tia D., these words of discouragement were commonplace.
After her mother passed away, Tia was adopted by her aunt at age five.
“My aunt never showed me or my siblings love and affection. She used to beat us, told us we would never be anything in life, and that she wished she never took us in.”
Tia persevered despite these horrible living conditions:
She focused on her studies and even took college level courses while ...
Because of your big-hearted and determined support, Patrick G. graduated on Father's Day with a new life filled with incredible opportunities. With your help, Patrick G. (age 60) is now off the streets with a full-time job and his very own apartment. Thank you!
Here is a short video of Patrick's touching graduation speech. Here, he thanks YOU for your devotion, love, and support:
None of this could be possible without the support from our $98 Club members. These Club members are what funds our Work for Food program and helps the homeless leave the streets ...
Did you hear the news?
A new report shows that homelessness in Los Angeles has risen 23% since 2016. Now, there's over 57,000 homeless people living on the streets of our city.
Even Mayor Eric Garcetti says that there's "no sugarcoating the bad news."
But we have some good news to share with you too:
Here are some ways YOU can help the homeless of Los Angeles through Food on Foot:
1. Volunteer and distribute hot, nutritious meals on any Sunday in Hollywood.
2. Make a gift and help provide work clothes and bus passes for the homeless.
3. Make ...
We have a very special video to share with you.
It's special because it truly depicts the life-changing help you give to the homeless when you support Food on Foot.
Please watch this short video to learn how your support will help more people like John leave homelessness. Your big-hearted help will provide LONG-TERM care while giving our homeless clients the tools and skills they can use for the rest of their lives.
Let’s face it...In today’s world, finding employment can be difficult.
And the steady rise of age discrimination in the workforce can make landing a job even harder.
The average age of our homeless Work for Food clients is 47 years old. And some clients are even in their 60’s.
When you support Food on Foot, you help homeless people receive good jobs without facing discrimination.
This is because we build relationships with employers who CARE.
We make sure the homeless people you help receive the same high-quality care on the job as they receive ...
Wow...our weekend really started off great!
Acclaimed hit singer / songwriter and actress Demi Lovato made a surprise visit to the Food on Foot office on Friday, March 17th and presented us with a big-hearted gift of $5,000.
Wednesday had marked Lovato’s fifth year of sobriety. She celebrated this milestone by giving back to five charitable organizations, and we were one of them!
We would like to congratulate Demi for achieving her five year milestone of sobriety.
We know the challenges she had to face, and it's not an easy task.
Thank you Demi for ...
We recently received a heartwarming email from Damon C.
He was a Work for Food participant in 2009.
He is now living in secure housing and loving life.
Better yet, he has a successful career in a thriving agricultural community of the Willamette Valley!
When you support Food on Foot, YOU directly help people like Damon. Your incredible gifts allow our clients to receive the life-skills they desperately need to make lasting and positive changes. And just like Damon, our clients apply these skills well after attending our programs. Thank you!
Patrick G. became homeless at age 60.
Prior to living on the streets, he was an aspiring comedy writer.
He had a great sense of humor and strong writing skills.
But his addiction to alcohol kept him from working professionally and responsibly.
He lost ties with his family and found himself living on the streets of LA.
“My struggle with addiction really hit me hard. I lost my family and my pride. I couldn't live this lifestyle anymore.”
When you support Food on Foot, you equip our Work for Food program participants with the tools and resources ...
In October, we honored $98 Club members Sewlyn and Glynis Gerber for their deep-rooted and long-timed support of Food on Foot.
Throughout the years, Selwyn and Glynis have gone above and beyond by sharing their enthusiasm of Food on Foot and spreading the word of our organization to so many incredible people.
When asked why they give to Food on Foot, Selwyn responded:
“In my faith, the greatest obligation that one has on this planet is to engage in acts of charity. The highest act of charity is to enable people to feed themselves and to become self-suffici...