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Feed the Hungry

Volunteer on the steps of Sacred Heart Chapel

Join us every Tuesday

Make Lunches: 11:30-12:00, Deliver Lunches: 12:00-1:30


‌For over 15 years, students, faculty, & staff have volunteered their lunch hour to make and deliver sandwiches to our homeless neighbors at Ocean Park Community Center in Santa Monica.

Every Tuesday, we gather on the steps outside of Sacred Heart Chapel at 11:30 am to make and pack lunches. Then at 12 pm, members of the LMU community drive to Santa Monica to share lunches and enter into friendship with the homeless and hungry. The "Feed the Hungry" program strives to be a practical way for students and the greater LMU community to engage in direct service, come to know a concrete social justice issue, and deepen an understanding and commitment to our faith.‌

A Brief History

This grassroots program grew out of an encounter in 1998 by Theresa Thibodeaux (’02) with a young pregnant teenager. Thibodeaux recalled “I began to question what I was  seeing, wondering how a country so rich that it guarantees the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness allows this to happen to its very own citizens?” And so “Feed the Hungry” was born.

Supporting Feed the Hungry

‌We are always in need of volunteers and financial support (especially in these economically tough times). It costs about $130 a week to sponsor a nutritious “Feed the Hungry”  meal for 100 to 125 people. If you or your organization is interested in volunteering or donating, please contact us.

Contact Myles Kelley, Campus Minister, 310.258.5486 ‌


‌Once a month, Feed the Hungry harvests fresh produce from the LMU L.I.O.N.S. Garden to go into the lunches for that week!