|Food on Foot is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Tax-ID#31-1581053) dedicated to providing the poor and homeless of Los Angeles with nutritious meals, clothing, and assistance in the transition to employment and life off the streets. Food on Foot operates a weekly meal program every Sunday in Hollywood. Food on Foot began in March 1996 as one man's response to the hunger he witnessed among the poor and homeless of Hollywood. What initially began as the distribution of meals from the trunk of a car has grown through the dedication of its volunteers and now serves more than 200 meals each week to homeless, disabled, elderly and low-income adults and children. more about us >
Volunteers of the Week
Jerry and Marlene Dobkin - $98 Club Members - 04/13/2014
We were introduced to Food on Foot by our son and daughter in law, Eric and Kim. It has been a very eye opening and rewarding experience. We have been impressed by how well the group is organized, and how it inspires so many people to want to work hard and make a better life for themselves. We are especially happy to be part of a non profit group, with all the proceeds going to feed and help the homeless.
On Sunday, April 6th, we witnessed a very special "act of kindness" by a man named Charles. A woman had fallen, was being assisted by security, Charles had a pillow to sit on while he was in line, and left the line to offer his pillow so the woman would be more comfortable. We did tell him how kind and thoughtful his gesture was. We are so proud to be a part of the Food on Foot family!
- Marlene & Jerry
Sponsor a Hollywood Serving
Would you like to bring a group of your workers, friends, etc. to a Sunday Hollywood serving? We have groups of 20-30 volunteers that wish to volunteer for a specific date. A donation of $2500 covers all of the costs of food and food gift cards for our Work for Food crew. This donation will allow your group to participate in every part of our Sunday activities and your group will be the ONLY volunteers for that day. For more information please contact us at email@example.com or download a sponsorship form here.
How Can I Help Food on Foot?
Donate - Send a check or make a online donation. 100% of your donation goes toward the purchase of much needed food and is a tax-deductible contribution! Details... Clothing - Donate your gently worn clothing (infant to adult sizes), shoes, blankets, backpacks, etc. It's a tax-deductible contribution! These donations are accepted every Sunday between 10:30am - 2:30pm at our Hollywood feeding location, 1625 N. Schrader Blvd. Volunteer - Help distribute the pre-packaged food and clothing on Sundays at 3:15 P.M. in Hollywood. Details...
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Foot Notes Newsletter
The April edition of our monthly Foot Notes Newsletter [pdf] is now available!
We need volunteers to help serve food to the homeless and poor in Hollywood
Spend 90 minutes with us on a Sunday beginning at 3:15pm and help cheer up the lives of the homeless and poor in Hollywood. Along with our food weekly food serving we have a very unique program called Work for Food where the homeless collect trash from the streets of Hollywood and earn food gift cards from fast food restaurants and grocery stores. Many have graduated our program and now have full-time jobs that enable them to pay for their own food and housing, and are no longer in need of any government assistance. If you have any questions call us at 310-860-0022.
$1 Million Giveaway to Fight Hunger
For the 12th consecutive year, Food on Foot will be participating in The Feinstein Foundation's Annual $1 Million Giveaway to Fight Hunger. The more donations Food on Foot receives before April 30, 2014 in response to this challenge, the more Feinstein money Food on Foot will receive! Feinstein's previous $1 Million challenges to fight hunger have raised a record $1.5 Billion for hunger-fighting charitable organizations nationwide that help the needy. Your donations connected to this campaign makes them a part of one of the most successful ongoing efforts ever to fight hunger. To learn more about how the $1 Million Giveaway to Fight Hunger works, please visit their website at FeinsteinFoundation.org. Make a donation now! Thank you for your generous support of Food on Foot! Donate Now to Food on Foot
Chad H Becomes Full Time Taxpayer
Chad H. was presented with his PHD (passion, hunger, desire) certificate on Sunday March 9. He is now fully employed at Jillians in Universal City and is another successful graduate of our Work for Food program that turns tax burdens into taxpayers every month.
Food on Foot Wins $10,000
Over a 3-week period, FOF competed against 9 other California nonprofits and received the most online votes, winning a $10,000 grant for our Work for Food program through the Clearinghouse CDFI Challenge. We're so grateful to everyone who voted daily and spread the word to friends, family, and colleagues. A special thanks goes out to our friend and long-time supporter - Neil Patrick Harris - who wrote "So glad you won. So glad I could help. So glad you continue to do what you do."
New video shows our Work for Food program in action
A Big thank you to T.Baker and W. Shadow for producing the following three minute video.
Work for Food
Each Sunday afternoon 40-50 homeless and poor individuals participate in our trash clean up program. This is the first step in their attempt to increase confidence and ultimately obtain a full time job and housing. We are proud that so many have graduated our program and are now completely self-supporting and off all government assistance.Previous Work for Food Success Stories:
Chad H., John W., Chauncey P., Gabriel D., Lee D., Chaka R., Margarito, Jennifer M., Rebel S., Kim P. , Paul M., Paul D., Deborah S., Danny G., Anthony R.