History of LMU's Feed the Hungry
This grassroots student-led program grew out of an encounter in 1998 by an LMU student, Theresa Thibodeaux ('02), and a young teenager experiencing food and housing insecurity. 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?" She returned to campus with the desire to do more. For nearly 20 years, students, faculty, & staff have volunteered their lunch hour in order to prepare and deliver lunches to our brothers and sisters in Santa Monica.
Feed the Hungry Is Back!
Our Feed the Hungry program in Campus Ministry seeks to be a way for students and the greater LMU community to serve our brothers and sisters and engage in dialogue with a concrete social justice issue – hunger and food security. By engaging in service, we can deepen our understanding and commitment to our mission – the service of faith and the promotion of justice.
Every Thursday we will gather in front of Sacred Heart Chapel at 11am to prepare 60-80 sack lunches. Then at 12pm we will drive to Safe Places for Youth (SPY) in Venice to serve the lunches to unhoused transitional youth at the SPY Access Center.
Please join us on Thursdays at 11am! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Susan Kadota, Campus Minister for Faith Based Service at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-568-7160.