Feed the Hungry

Serve in "The Cave"

Feed The Hungry 2017

Join us every Tuesday, either in front of Sacred Heart Chapel or in "The Cave" (the lower level of the chapel). 

Make Lunches: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Deliver Lunches: 12:00 AM - 1:30 PM

For nearly 20 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.‌

If you would like to join us, please feel free to sign up in advance through our online sign-up or by simply showing up in person.  We would love to have you.

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"

Feed the Hungry at the LIONS Garden
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!

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, or if you have any questions, contact John Paul Ramirez by email at JohnPaul.Ramirez@lmu.edu or by phone, 310.338.2862.