POVERTY & HUNGER

The foundation is deeply committed to serving the disadvantaged in and around Hollywood. Our funding initiatives address an array of community needs that include cooking and serving meals at homeless shelters; providing weekly bag lunches, clothing, hygiene products to the homeless; supporting community emergency response programs; building homes; and partnering on programs designed to help break the cycle of poverty.

Program Highlights

HOMELESS LUNCH

Serving the homeless a bag lunch every Tuesday.

HOMELESS LUNCH

We distribute more than 6,000 bag lunches every year to the homeless community in Hollywood.

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CLOTHING & HYGIENE

Providing clean clothing and essential hygiene products to the homeless living in Hollywood.

CLOTHING & HYGIENE

Dignity begins with each of us. Help support our efforts in clothing the homeless and providing them with products to stay healthy and clean.

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P.A.T.H. COOKS

Cooking and serving meals to those living in housing facilities.

P.A.T.H. COOKS

Our support reaches beyond the streets of Hollywood. Look below for more details on our work with transitional housing programs.

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Program Details

Our Los Angeles based Poverty & Hunger programs focus on 3 primary areas: Homeless Lunch, Clothing & Hygiene, and P.A.T.H. Cooks (Transitional Housing)
headerlogo Every Tuesday from 11am – 1pm, our volunteers distribute upwards of 200 sack lunches to homeless youth and adults who call the streets of Hollywood home. On other days, we refer homeless adults and families to shelters and to neighboring facilities who offer similar hunger programs.

Get Involved – Volunteers Welcome! Please contact us for details. If you are not available on Tuesday mornings, please consider becoming a Tuesday Sponsor or donating the following items:

ITEMS NEEDED FOR HOMELESS LUNCH PROGRAM

Pre-packaged (Sealed) Individual Servings of:

  • Tuna Salad
  • Chicken Salad
  • Sardines
  • Vienna Sausages
  • Pudding Cups
  • Jell-O Cups
  • Fruit Cups
  • Cookies
  • Crackers (saltines, or ‘sandwich’ packs like cheese/peanut butter)
  • Raisins
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Juice Boxes
  • Bottled Water

BECOME A TUESDAY SPONSOR
Every Tuesday homeless luncheon costs approximately $350 ($1.75 per meal) to operate. We welcome you to volunteer with us and become a Tuesday Sponsor for a day.

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headerlogo Every Tuesday from 11am – 1pm, our volunteers distribute clothing and hygiene products (when available) to upwards of 200 homeless youth and adults who call the streets of Hollywood home. On other days, we refer homeless adults and families to shelters and to neighboring facilities who offer similar hunger programs.

Get Involved – Volunteers Welcome! Please contact us for details. If you are not available on Tuesday mornings, please consider a donation or the following items: following:

ITEMS NEEDED FOR CLOTHING & HYGIENE PROGRAM – OUR COST TO PURCHASE

Items must be new/un-used and sealed:

  • Socks = 120 pair – $64.80
  • Toothpaste = 144 – $63.23
  • Toothbrushes = 1000 – $100.02
  • Soap = 200 bars – $58.76
  • Lotions = 288 bottles – $78.61
  • Shampoos = 500 – $150.00
  • Razors = 500 – $89.23
  • Underwear = 100 pair – $120.00

We are currently accepting the following gently worn clothing items:

  • Shoes or boots
  • Long-sleeved shirts and sweaters
  • Jeans (no holes please)
  • Coats and jackets
  • Scarves and mittens
headerlogo Bi-Monthly , our volunteers prepare and serve meals at P.A.T.H.s (People Assisting the Homeless) PATHWays 65-Bed Housing Facility located at 5627 Fernwood Avenue in Hollywood. What is P.A.T.H.Cooks? Each year, PATH spends more than $200,000 on food for the people they serve. The Heart of Hollywood Foundation proudly partners with Hollywood UMC to prepare, deliver and serve meals, allowing P.A.T.H. to continue to focus their resources on providing housing and critical support service to their residents.

Get Involved – Volunteers Welcome! Next Opportunity: Sunday Dec 7th) from 2-4 (prep) & 5-7pm (serve). Please contact us for details.

More about PATH:

Founded in 1984, People Assisting The Homeless (PATH) is a non-profit community organization working towards the goal of ending homelessness throughout Los Angeles and, ultimately, the United States. PATH and its partners help people experiencing homelessness find work, save money, secure housing and empower their lives. Each year, PATH serves more than 4,000 men, women and children.

Facts To Know

  • L.A. County’s homeless rose 16% from 2011 to 2013 to more than 58.000.
  • 74% (43,410) of homeless go unsheltered–they literally live on the street
  • 7,391 (13%) are family members including children
  • 819 (1%) are unaccompanied youth under 18
  • Over the course of a year, 190,207 men, women and children experience homelessness in L.A. County

Source: The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Volunteer Corner

I have volunteered countless hours to support hunger and homeless programs in Los Angeles. I am truly inspired and impressed by the work that the Heart of Hollywood Foundation is doing to feed and clothe those living on the streets of Hollywood. I highly recommend getting involved and supporting their efforts.
Michael, PATHCooks Volunteer
Before changing jobs, I was able to work at the food line every Tuesday. I miss our clients, but I still see some of them on the streets of Hollywood. Sometimes we talk and other times we acknowledge each other with a smile or nod, like old friends do.
Mary K, Homeless Lunch & Clothing/Hygiene Volunteer