Aug 22

New Home For Hollywood Food Coalition

This Fall the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition Will Be Moving the Food Distribution to the Salvation Army !  Finally, Indoor Seating, Bathrooms, Dignity!

Salvation Army logoGreat 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.

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Aug 05

More Free Food in Hollywood For Those in Need

Programs for Seniors and Others in Need

Last Saturday Every Month –  Senior Lunch

Ambrose and Vermont Ave. (Just south of Los Feliz), Hollywood.  The Church there serves a hot lunch for seniors at 11 am.  Good food according to seniors who have been there.

2nd and 4th Saturdays – Free Breakfast


7501 Hollywood Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90046

(323) 876-2102

Free breakfast every 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month from 8:00 am to 9:00 am. Also offers counseling and referrals.




Aug 04

Free Food in Hollywood

Hot Food Every Day at Sycamore and Romaine

Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition Feeds the Hungry

Hollywood food coalition

From their website:

Every night between 6:15 and 7:30 a community comes together at the barren street corner of Sycamore and Romaine, along the border of Hollywood and West Hollywood. On the one hand – on one side of the table – are the volunteers of The Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition, a broad-based grass-roots organization which for the past 25 years has served a hot, fresh, and nutritious meal every night to the homeless and hungry. On the other hand are between 150 and 200 men and women who have somehow or other fallen through the cracks, and for whom the meal they are about to eat, sumptuous as it is, might well be the only meal they have all day. The GWHFC is comprised of actors, producers, writers, artists, teachers, journalists, lawyers, housewives, and a corps of former “clients” who have all had a strong desire to give back by volunteering in Los Angeles. Serving a meal to the “homeless and hungry” is the smallest part of what we do. We meet them on their own turf, talk to them, and listen. We get to know them as individuals, and, little by little, in all kinds of ways, we then help them to think better of themselves and to not be shy about asking for specific, practical help – which the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition, entirely unsystematically, then tries to provide. All together, volunteers and homeless, form a kind of microcosm of what the larger community ought to be, but now, in the big city, is no longer. The motto of the GWHFC is simply this (with no religious strings attached): I Am My Brother’s Keeper.

Their website is: