Feed the Hungry

LMU continues to monitor the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and is working diligently to safeguard the safety and well-being of our community. Until further notice, Feed the Hungry will be suspended. 

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

Preparing lunches: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Delivery of lunches: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (only offered for LMU students)

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.

Our "Feed the Hungry" program strives to be a practical way for students and the greater LMU community to engage in dialogue with a concrete social justice issue, and deepen an understanding and commitment to our mission.‌

If you would like to join us, please feel free to email Johnpaul.ramirez@lmu.edu or by simply showing up in person. We would love to see you!

How It Works

Every Tuesday, we gather together at 11:30 am to prepare 80-100 sack lunches. Then at 12:00 PM, members of our LMU student community drive to the Annenberg Access Center (formerly known as the Ocean Park Community Center) in Santa Monica to distribute the lunches with those experiencing food and/or housing insecurity/injustice. Transportation for 4-6 students is provided by campus ministry and we return to campus at approximately 1:30 PM.


Students helping with delivery of lunches.


This grassroots program grew out of an encounter in 1998 by an LMU student, Theresa Thibodeaux ('02), and 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. 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, please feel free to contact John Paul Ramirez by email at JohnPaul.Ramirez@lmu.edu or by phone, 310.338.2862