My name is Patrick, and I became homeless when I was 60.
Prior to living on the streets, I was an aspiring comedy writer. I had a great sense of humor and strong writing skills. But my addiction to alcohol kept me from working professionally and responsibly.
I lost ties with my family and found myself homeless and living on the streets of LA. I got sober but I just couldn’t find a job. I was in my 60’s and homeless. Who would want to hire someone like me?
Supporters like you helped me become employable & 100% self-sufficient!!
With the help of incred...
You changed my life in a HUGE way!
My name is Dometra and almost exactly two years ago today, I moved into my own apartment with a full-time job at Wally’s Wine & Spirits.
After living in the South and going through Hurricanes Rita, Katrina, Gustav, Ike, and Isaac, I relocated back to California to start over again. I had no possessions in this new city, and I quickly struggled to find a job in my field. Before I knew it, I became homeless and ended up living on the streets of Los Angeles.
I was turned down for assistance everywhere I went. Due to the rigid ...
We are so proud to announce that on September 24th, Randy U. (pictured above) graduated the Work for Food program and is now 100% self sufficient! He now has a full-time job at Bottega Louie in downtown Los Angeles, and his very own apartment.
“Food on Foot really helped me change my negative thoughts. They made me face my fears and think in new ways. Food on Foot is my miracle.” - Randy U., Work for Food program Graduate
What has Randy earned as a graduate?
Your incredible support to Food on Foot does much more than just assist the homeless off the ...
We would like to thank the amazing Alexis Kukkonen for raising $328 for Food on Foot with her "Lemon-Aid" stand during a local outdoor music event.
Alexis' wonderful gift will go towards helping more homeless people as they transition off the streets and into full-time jobs and permanent housing.
As one of the youngest members of the $98 Club, Alexis is truly showing how giving back can have a positive impact in her community.
“To raise money for Food on Foot, I created a "Lemon-Aid" stand where I sold lemonade, cookies and brownies at music in the park ...
“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 ...