The Homegirl Café and Homeboy Bakery have launched the Feed HOPE Program as a way to provide meals to the food insecure during this extraordinary time.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Homegirl Café and Homeboy Bakery have become emergency meal production facilities for the greater Los Angeles community by launching its Feed HOPE Program to produce hundreds of pre-packaged meals per day for the food insecure. The women and men working in the bakery changed the arc of their own lives at Homeboy, and are now serving those in need through their tireless efforts during an extraordinary time by producing and in some cases, delivering meals for the most vulnerable.
WHO IS FUNDING THE FEED HOPE PROGRAM?
Funding for Feed HOPE is made possible by partnerships with the City of and County of Los Angeles, Corporate Supporters, Foundation Supporters and generous individuals through donations or online purchases of select food items from the Homeboy Bakery.
HOW MANY INDIVIDUALS WILL RECEIVE FOOD THROUGH THE FEED HOPE PROGRAM?
Every week, hundreds of food insecure individuals in the Los Angeles community will receive pre-packaged meals produced by the Homegirl Café and Homeboy Bakery. Recipients include vulnerable households being served by other social service agencies in Los Angeles, as well as individuals participating in Homeboy’s 18-month re-entry program and their families.
HOW QUICKLY WILL FUNDING BE TURNED INTO MEALS THROUGH THE FEED HOPE PROGRAM?
Within days of the purchase of a meal, individuals and families in Los Angeles will be gifted with a nutritious, filling meal.
WHO IS MAKING THE MEALS?
The extraordinary kitchen team that staffs the Homegirl Café and Homeboy Bakery (two of Homeboy Industries’ social enterprises) is working day and night to produce meals and baked goods for the L.A. community. The Feed HOPE program also ensures that these deserving men and women who have changed the arc of their lives through Homeboy’s program continue to remain employed – while serving the community.
CAN I SIGN UP TO RECEIVE A MEAL?
There is no sign up sheet as most meals are currently being delivered directly to partner organizations and those individuals they serve. However, every Friday from 2-3 p.m. a number of Feed HOPE meals will be available for free at Homeboy’s food pantry which is located on Bruno Street adjacent to our campus.