Food on Foot (FOF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the poor and homeless of Los Angeles with nutritious meals, clothing, job opportunities, and assistance in the transition to employment and life off the streets.
In 2010, FOF distributed 13,495 meals, reaching more than 3,500 individuals with the resources essential to survive and improve their lives. Through Work for Food, our unique workforce development program, we helped dozens of homeless men and women re-build their self-confidence and obtain jobs. Examples of past success include: • Daniel C., homeless for 10 years, is a car washer at Martin Motors • Sonia, homeless for 2 years, is in maintenance at Whole Foods • Kim D., homeless for 1 year, is a bookkeeper in Glendale • Ken D., homeless for 1 year, manages a deli in Hollywood • Deborah S., homeless for 3 years, is a cashier at Food 4 Less in Hollywood • Margarito D. is a dishwasher at Tender Greens in Hollywood Our goals this year include: · At least 10,000 meals and 50,000 personal items will be distributed through the Sunday meal program, assisting at least 3,000 individuals in meeting their basic needs. · At least 240 individuals will serve on the Work for Food program’s Sunday crew. · At least 40 individuals will serve on the Work for Food program’s weekday crew. · At least 20 individuals will be placed in entry-level jobs and hold them for at least 90 days. One of our goals in the current year is to initiate child care services to accommodate the increasing number of women with children who want to enter the Work for Food program through the Sunday clean-up crew.
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