“I moved to Los Angeles a few years ago and fell into a bad situation. I ended up homeless at the same time as being pregnant. During that time, I was sleeping in my car and staying with friends – basically anyone who could help me out. That’s when I found out about Food on Foot’s Jobs & Housing program. Thankfully, I’m here today and living in my own apartment. Thank you for everything – this has made a huge impact in my life.”
“Since joining Food on Foot, I haven’t missed a single Sunday and I plan on continuing because I know how important it is to be here, for myself and for everyone else here. I want to sincerely thank Food on Foot for changing the world and giving hope to people like me who want to give up because we feel like nobody cares. I used to be embarrassed about my homeless situation, but Food on Foot made me feel strong and proud that I was able to fight for a better life. Food on Foot is amazing. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
“All I needed was a helping hand, so that I could get back on my feet. Thank you for believing in me, and not letting me become part of the list of the ‘forgotten people.’ You are saving lives one at a time.”
“Food on Foot brought light into the darkest hours of my life. I am truly humbled and forever grateful for the extraordinary friends, that kept me encouraged along the way.”
“Thanks to you, I can finally sleep and cook in my own apartment! I appreciate and enjoy feeling safe and having peace and privacy in a place where I can live.”
Thank you for helping me leave homelessness and earn a full-time job! My new mindset now is “If I seek, I shall find, and where there’s a will, there’s a way”.
Food on Foot helped me get out of the shelter and into my own apartment. I’m now a cook and teacher’s assistant at a preschool. Opening my apartment door for the first time was amazing. It’s a great feeling to have my own security and safety. Thank you!
I’ve now put in the work and with help from others like you, I’ve achieved many goals, most recently joining the Screen Actors Guild. Thank you!
Food on Foot has helped me get through life and feel like a part of society once again. I also have a sense of encouragement to help someone else when I can and where I can. Thank you!
“Since I’ve been with Food on Foot, I’m reminded that I’m capable of finishing and reaching my goals. As long as you show up and be the human being you’re supposed to be, and care for your neighbors, you’ll make a difference in this world.”
In the Work for Food program, we talk about in-depth things. And by talking about matters of the heart, I was able to heal and move forward. Thank you.
“I am very proud to be a part of Food on Foot. You have given me a second chance, and I’m determined to the make the most of it with gratitude and enthusiasm.”
“Joining Food on Foot was the best decision I have ever made. This is more than just a program. It has completely changed my life.”
“Food on Foot preaches independence! They inspired me to create a job when there were no other jobs available. I’m now an entrepreneur with a line of skin-care products I make and sell myself.”
"Not only is Food on Foot helping us with housing, they are also helping us long-term. You have shown me that no matter what, we can all make it through."
"It takes a village to raise a child, and a community to fix a problem. Thank you for helping me be a part of this community."
"I’m extremely grateful to Food on Foot for my new home and now I feel like the sky is the limit."
“I came to LA without any drug problems, and this was the only program that fit me. Thank you for your commitment and for transforming my life.”
“Through the Work for Food program, I’ve learned the value of patience and asking for help. I learned how to be open to receiving love. I feel like I belong here.”
“Doing my Random Act of Kindness each week taught me to always be thankful and reminded me of the small things I can do for others.”
Jo Jo F.
“After getting robbed, I lost my ID and became homeless. With your help, I got a new ID and was able to get a full-time job and apartment. Thank you!”
“Ever since starting this program, I was inspired to work hard. Thank you for giving me a new life.”
“You instill courage, knowledge, strength, wisdom, and hope. These are the little mustard seeds that you plant into our minds and it completely and utterly changes our spirit from the inside out. Thank you for changing my life!”
“From where I’ve been, to where I’m at now, and the help that I’ve received primarily through Food on Foot…I needed it more than ever, and I appreciate it.”
“Thank you for helping me follow through with my actions and goals.”
“I didn’t do drugs and I’m not mentally ill. There was literally no place for me to go; no program out there for me, until I found Food on Foot. This program works. I am so grateful to you.”
“Having my own apartment is a great accomplishment in my life. Simple things like having my own shower and bed is wonderful. Thank you.”
“It feels like I’m finally moving on from a major roadblock in my life. I have a new beginning thanks to Food on Foot.”
“You have relieved me of so much stress and it feels good to be off the streets. All of this has been uplifting.”
“Because of you, when I get off of work, I get to say three words I haven’t said in a long time – “I’m Going Home. Thank you!”
“When I first came to Food on Foot, people told me to just keep going. Thank you to everybody here…my support team like you who encouraged me to come to the program every week.”
“Because of you, I’ve grown to be grateful for everything that comes my way. You showed me how to work hard and to not let anything take me away from the goals I want to achieve.”
“You helped me to become more accepting and to knock down the wall of pride that put me in my homeless situation. Thanks to you, I now have a job and my own apartment. I feel like I’m back to my old self again!”
“Food on Foot really helps people who want to change but just don’t know where to start. I struggled with substance abuse, but thanks to you, I am now off drugs and I have my own job too.”
“Thank you for helping me through this great program. You have really helped me communicate better with others. I really appreciate this!”
“I am now on the right path to self-sufficiency while learning about personal responsibility. Thank you for supporting me in achieving every goal I set to accomplish.”
"Graduating the Food on Foot program was like winning a trophy. Coming every Sunday, staying drug free and moving forward has meant a lot to me."
“Because of you, I came to the Work for Food program every single Sunday. Thank you for inspiring me to stick to it and not give up.”
“Food on Foot gave me more discipline. I was also more accepting of good things coming into my life. Now, I’m more outgoing and I socialize a lot more too.”
A year ago, my life was going nowhere and I was in a bad place. This year, my life has turned around completely. I have now have goals that I’m trying to reach. I now have my life back.