Getting Trader Joe’s Food Donation to the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition in Hollywood – Uncle Paulie Has Been Delivering Truck Loads for 5 Years
Joe, Head Chef, and Uncle Paulie at the Salvation Army Kitchen
For the last 5 years Gypsy Cool’s Uncle Paulie has been taking van loads of food to the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition operating out of the Salvation Army Kitchen in Hollywood. They feed up to 200 people every night Monday through Friday. On weekends they are back at the corner of Romain and Sycamore in Hollywood around 5pm serving dinner.. Paulie makes the long trek from the West Valley at least once a week to deliver much-needed food to Hollywood’s Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition at the Salvation Army. “Being retired I love helping to feed people who are hungry and need food. We also distribute food directly almost every night of the week, and help many other groups grappling with the suffering of seniors, homeless folks, students, and other poor folks who need some extra help and love,” said Paulie. The volunteer delivery crew, including Uncle Paulie, Bob, Wendy, Chuck, Chris, Julie, Judith, John, Judy, Kathleen and others, are all from the charity Earth Harmony Foundation.
Boxes of food donation from Trader Joe’s in Sherman Oaks.
Volunteers sort through the donations from Trader Joe’s Market in Sherman Oaks. Chef Joe will use this food with other donations and some purchased food to make enough meals to feed 100 to 200 folks per night. A great crew of volunteers help to sort, prepare, cook, and serve the meals. Help is always needed, show up in the afternoon to the Salvation Army on Hollywood Blvd. (near Gower). For more information, call Sheri at 213-703-9513.
Weekdays Dinner is Served at 5pm
5941 Hollywood Blvd. Photos by Uncle Paulie
Dinner is served here, 5941 Hollywood Blvd., Walk in the driveway and kitchen is just to the right. At this time it is served Monday through Friday only. Saturday and Sunday is still back at the corner of Sycamore and Romaine (The Line) at 5pm.
The new location for the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition is inside the Salvation Army Weingart Center. Tables and chairs, restroom to wash up. Please thank the wonderful staff and volunteers of the Coalition for all their great work.
This Fall the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition Will Be Moving the Food Distribution to the Salvation Army ! Finally, Indoor Seating, Bathrooms, Dignity!
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.