Born in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the women and men working in the homegirl cafe decided not to go home and instead, feed vulnerable seniors and food insecure Angelinos. They turned the Homegirl Café Kitchen and Restaurant into an emergency meal production facility that has now produced and delivered more than 350,000 nutritious, fresh meals to vulnerable communities. Feed HOPE is enabling a triple bottom line impact by feeding vulnerable communities, providing more than 50 jobs to Homeboy Industries clients, and generating important revenues to support Homeboy Industries mission and wrap around services for the most marginalized.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Each purchase from HomeboyFoods.com of our Original Cinnamon Coffee Cake, our Chocolate Coffee Cake, or our scrumptious Assortment of Chewy Cookies will provide one meal from the Homegirl Café to someone in Los Angeles who is food insecure in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Giving back never felt (or tasted) this good. Be sure to order today for nationwide shipping! Please note that packaging can vary.
OUR FEED HOPE PARTNERS
We are teaming up with businesses and organizations from the nonprofit and public sectors to create and deliver prepackaged, healthy meals across Los Angeles. We are grateful to our funding partners who have provided essential support to help launch and grow Feed HOPE. Here are just a few of our partners who are helping us Feed HOPE to youth, seniors, and families who are food-insecure in our community.
To learn more how to partner with Feed HOPE as a funder or organization in need of meals, please contact Steve Delgado, Homeboy Industries COO, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our remarkable Homegirl Café and Homeboy Bakery teams are working each day to package and deliver HOPE to those in our community who are in need. When you support our Feed HOPE program, you are not only giving back to Los Angeles, but you are also helping formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women continue their life transformations through the routine of work and a community of mutual kinship.
Juan Mendoza, Staff at Homegirl Café
“I didn’t know how close I could get to people, how well I could understand the person next to me. It’s different when you’re on the streets; you don’t care about the next person. But here, you start to learn how to get close to people. You find out that the person next to you has the same issue you have, and you get to hear and understand… I’m learning the human-being part of myself.”