|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 >
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|*$98 Club members are welcome to attend any serving!
Volunteers of the Week
Aimee Pitta - $98 Club Member - 12/08/2013
FOF means a great way to give back to the community and help people get back on their feet and live productive lives! I love the way program works with the support and incentives to help those in need and to teach them the life skills they need to believe in themselves and return to the work force. To hear the stories of each green shirt and really see and connect to the person behind the face of homelessness was deeply moving!
Jose Pena - $98 Club Member - 12/08/2013
Food on Foot represents Action, Compassion, Leadership, Love, Believing in people's potential, Opportunity and Community.
What I like the most about Food on Foot is the structure, the love being present, and the community getting together to make a difference.
My most memorable personal experience was when the participants were getting their award and they were being acknowledged for their kind acts and we all applauded. I saw their faces light up and smiled and maybe realizing that we cared and what they do in this world does make a difference.
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...
Food on Foot Videos
Foot Notes Newsletter
The December edition of our bi-monthly Foot Notes Newsletter [pdf] is now available!
Christmas Celebration (12/22) - Volunteer registrations now available
We have a limited number of volunteer registrations remaining for our BIG Christmas Celebration on Sunday, December 22 from 2:00pm-5:00pm. We will be distributing food, sleeping bags and bus tokens to over 500 homeless & poor individuals and awarding gifts to our Work for Food program crew members and graduates. Make your holiday a memorable experience and spend a Sunday afternoon helping the less fortunate who are trying to find a way off the streets and become tax payers instead of tax burdens.Advance registration is required as we have a very limited number of volunteer spaces.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.
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."
Congratulations to another graduate of our Work for Food program
Chandra B. has joined the ranks of the fully employed with a job at a postal center in Beverly Hills and will be graduating our Work for Food program before the end of this year. We invite everyone to attend a Sunday serving and hear her story that has taken her from living in her car to a warm apartment and a life of self-sufficiency.
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:
Chandra B., 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.