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About Feed My Poor

Our Story

Feed My Poor began as a response to the economic toll of the pandemic and the increased displacement of Angelenos. Founded by Fr. Ed Benioff, pastor at Church of the Good Shepherd and native Angeleno, Fr. Ed was inspired by Jesus’s command to feed those that are the most forgotten and neglected in society. 

It costs $2 to provide a meal for someone in need. Please consider donating to our cause so that we can continue providing fresh and healthy meals to our city’s most vulnerable. One meal can make a difference in someone’s life, because one meal is hope and strength for a better tomorrow. 

Our Mission

This is what we fight for

Our mission is to feed the body and spirit of those most in need in our community through hunger relief efforts. We prepare and provide fresh, healthy meals, because change begins with a nutritious meal.

 

When we meet our brothers and sisters out on the streets, it is important that along with the meals, we bring our humanity. We get to know them and engage in conversations with them, because each of us needs human connection to feed us spiritually. It is our hope that with each meal we are also spreading hope to those whose spirits may be weary.  With each meal, it is our goal to help encourage and inspire positive change in each individual’s lives by reminding them that we see them and that someone cares. 

History

This is our history

What started as a ministry at Church of the Good Shepherd, grew into a community effort, that is now in the process of becoming a 501(c)(3). Volunteers from different faith communities came together to respond to the crisis. Thanks to the generous volunteers and donors, Feed My Poor has been able to lease a food truck to provide even better nutrition to the homeless population. Food is delivered and served every day across Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Westwood, Hollywood, Downtown LA, Skid Row, and Mid-Wilshire. 

Our Impact

Impact

What started as a ministry at Church of the Good Shepherd, grew into a community effort, that is now in the process of becoming a 501(c)(3). Volunteers from different faith communities came together to respond to the crisis. Thanks to the generous volunteers and donors, Feed My Poor has been able to lease a food truck to provide even better nutrition to the homeless population. Food is delivered and served every day across Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Westwood, Hollywood, Downtown LA, Skid Row, and Mid-Wilshire. 

Our Truck

Impact

What started as a ministry at Church of the Good Shepherd, grew into a community effort, that is now in the process of becoming a 501(c)(3). Volunteers from different faith communities came together to respond to the crisis. Thanks to the generous volunteers and donors, Feed My Poor has been able to lease a food truck to provide even better nutrition to the homeless population. Food is delivered and served every day across Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Westwood, Hollywood, Downtown LA, Skid Row, and Mid-Wilshire. 

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