Hollywood Food Coalition December 25th
Buses Will Pick You Up At Sycamore & Romaine
Buses Will Pick You Up At Sycamore & Romaine
Sunday Lunch Program
Every Sunday 1:00 p.m.
These Sundays in October
2, 9, 23, 30
Holy Family Catholic Church
220 East Elk Street, Glendale
also October 16th
First United Methodist Church
134 N. Kenwood St., Glendale
These Sundays in November:
6, 13, 20, 27
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
1020 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale
These Sundays in December:
4, 11, 18, 25
Salem Lutheran Church
1211 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale
Thanks to Craig and Annie for the information. If you have information on food meet ups or free lunches, please drop us a line. Thanks. Paulie
by Mr. Food Dude (anon)
Great News! Sometime in late October or early November, the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition will be moving it’s operation to the Salvation Army building in Hollywood at 5939 Hollywood Blvd., near Bronson. The Salvation Army has generously given the GWHFC the use of their kitchen and dining room. Hooray! Homeless folks and others who depend on the nightly hot meal can now have a place to sit down at a table in a clean environment and enjoy a nice meal and chat with friends, just like the rest of humanity. The GWHFC will be in charge, thanks to the great folks at the Salvation Army Hollywood.
“The Line” at Sycamore and Romaine served a purpose for years, as it was the only place to serve food. But it had its drawbacks: no seating, no tables, no bathrooms. Just a dirty sidewalk to sit on. It will be so nice to be indoors, out of the rain in the winter, in a place where you can wash up in a bathroom, and be treated like a human being. So three cheers for the Salvation Army for inviting the Food Coalition to use their facility with no strings attached! And three cheers for Sheri and the great folks at the GWHFC who work so hard every day of the week to provide food for the needy, seniors, homeless, and others! This is a well-deserved move and one that will benefit all parties concerned.
Van Nuys Help Center (6425 Tyrone Ave. Van Nuys, CA 91406). This is our main facility that daily provides homeless services to our clients. Here, we provide daily hot meals from 12:15pm-1pm Monday through Friday and most Saturdays. Additionally, we have showers available for our clients from 9-11:45 every day. We also have case managers onsite, Department of Mental Health, Veterans Affairs, etc. This is a one-stop shop for our clients seeking assistance.
Thrift Stores. We still have the thrift store in Sun Valley (but this will be closing towards the end of the year). So, we have 3 stores:
Sun Valley (8165 San Fernando Rd. Sun Valley, CA 91352).
Granada Hills (18167 Chatsworth St. Granada Hills, CA 91344).
Santa Clarita (19379 Soledad Canyon Rd. Canyon Country, CA 91351).
Hope Care Center (New Recuperative Facility). This facility, located at 11134 Sepulveda Blvd. Mission Hills, CA 91345, is where all of our Administrative offices currently are. In the downstairs portion, however, we have a recuperative care facility that acts as a shelter for homeless patients being discharged from hospitals. This facility accepts no walk-ins, clients have to be transported by a hospital and admitted by our team here. We have a full skilled nursing staff here that help bring our clients back to full health, as well as a case management team that works to find them appropriate housing. They are fed three delicious and nutritious meals a day here by our executive chef, Geronimo. The recuperative facility contains a brand new commercial catering kitchen that is capable of making 3,000 meals a day! In addition to the recuperative care portion of the building, we have a Federally Qualified Health Clinic (not up and running quite yet), but will provide health care for the surrounding community.
Watch the documentary below or click to go directly to youtube:
This revolution took place when huge mining company Rio Tinto opened a copper mine on the island of Bougainville, part of Papua New Guinea. The residents were pushed off their land, put into concentration camps, brutalized by security forces and deprived of any sort of basic human rights. The corporation was later sued for war crimes and genocide in the United States, but the U.S. Supreme Court abandoned any sort of moral high ground that was left in America, and shredded the Alien Torts Act, under which indigenous people could seek justice from the criminal activities of multi-national corporations. The government then tried to starve out the residents by blockading the island for 8 years, depriving them of any food or medicine. This documentary shows how the folks on the island fought back against overwhelming odds.
1) Time change: Beginning in August (2014) the meal provided on the 3rd Saturday at the Village Church (3216 W. Victory, Burbank) will move from 2 pm to 11 am. For the time being this is a permanent change.
2) Name change: Henceforth the church group that provides the meal on the last Sunday at the Amelia Earhart NOHO Park will be known as The Tapestry LA Church (i.e. no longer the New Life Community Church)
3) Besides some blankets, used clothing, a little bit of fruit, and bottled water brought to the NOHO park on Magnolia Street, on the final Sunday of each month, Angel Hanz always has a table with some pet supplies including food, collars, leashes and pet toys. Karen Hamza, who runs this organization, is only interested in providing these provision to the homeless for their pets. Karen often man’s this table herself, and generally doesn’t want to give out the pet
supplies unless she sees the pets with their owners at the park.
Burbank Church of Christ Offers Free Breakfast on Saturdays for Homeless/Food Challanged
The Burbank Church of Christ now offers a free breakfast on Saturday morning between 8:30 and 10 am. The location is 2030 W. Burbank Blvd. at Fairview (between Buena Vista and Hollywood Way). These nice folks were doing this in the past but had to stop for some unknown reason. Get up early and ‘git’ your bacon and eggs!
Here’s some nice food options in NOHO for Sundays, as up to date as I have it. I’m working on a combined Valley list that should be done shortly. Any info on Glendale, Eagle Rock, Pasadena area is helpful, please email us.
1st Sunday of each month – 4 pm. Amelia Earhart NOHO Park. Food provided by a Simi Valley Church at picnic tables.
2nd Sunday of each month – around noon. Amelia Earhart NOHO Park. Starbucks coffee and a really great lunch provided by the nice folks at First Christian Church of Studio City. They also distro clothing, and often some musicians show up for entertainment. If you go away hungry from here it’s your own fault.
3rd Sunday of each month. About 12:30 pm. Baptist Church in NOHO near the park, at Fair and Otsego.
3rd Sunday of each month. Senior lunch at St. Finbar Catholic Church in Burbank, at Olive and Keystone. I think this is around noon.
Last Sunday of each month, about 1:30. Amelia Earhart NOHO Park. Usually food brought by good folks from New Life Community Church.
Also on Last Sunday, a group called Angel Hanz comes with clothing and other things for homeless people.
Thanks very much to Ric for the initial info on these, and to Tony and Joe for reminding me to check them out. Anyone homeless, living in a vehicle, or having difficulty getting enough to eat should come to these events. Pleasant atmosphere and nice folks. It is sad to see so many nice folks on hard times, but nice that we can share a meal and give each other support.
posted by Paulie.