Serve in "The Cave"
Join us every Tuesday in "The Cave," the lower level of Sacred Heart Chapel.
Make Lunches: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Deliver Lunches: 12:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
For over 15 years, students, faculty, & staff have volunteered their lunch hour to make and deliver sandwiches to our homeless neighbors at The People Concern (Formerly Ocean Park Community Center) in Santa Monica.
Every Tuesday, we gather 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.
Support "Feed the Hungry"
We are always in need of volunteers and financial support (especially in these economically tough times). The cost is approximately $200 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 Kelly Nelson at Kelly.Nelson@lmu.edu or 310.338.7597.