Helping Other People Eat

H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Eat) was founded in 1992 and is an all-volunteer organization providing hot meals twice a week to the homeless of Santa Monica.

Our support for HOPE is an outgrowth of our recovery-focused mission.  A large percentage of the area's homeless suffer from alcoholism and/or drug addiction.

We help with their immediate needs, in order to gain trust and to assist people in their recovery from active addiction over the long term.

Friends of Choices has been providing administrative services for HOPE since early 2002. A number of the residents housed in our sober living homes have volunteered with HOPE, helping others the way they were helped.

Friends of Choices,
our fiscal sponsor

click donate tab to find a list of food program items you can purchase or ways to volunteer.

is a Santa Monica All Volunteer Meal Distribution Program.  

H.O.P.E. provides meals and emergency gear...

Wed’s and Thurs.     3:30 - 5 p.m. at 503 Olympic Boulevard

Volunteer Application

                   HOPE Volunteer Form 2015.pdf

A google map at the bottom of the page is provided.

H.O.P.E. needs your help in covering our costs for storing paper goods that are used to feed hundreds of homeless people per week.  

If you can contribute even a $1 toward the storage expenses via paypal - it can help us through this tough economy by providing tools for our volunteers to feed people living on the streets. 

Please consider supporting our goal of paying the storage costs for one year.  It is really our main overhead.  
                         Donate Here

This link also has lists of donatable item requests.  DONATE.htmlshapeimage_2_link_0

H.O.P.E.’s expenses include disposable plates, forks, cups and food service supplies for our twice weekly distribution.  We also pay for storage for these items and many times transportation or equipment, so that we can buy in bulk to

save money. 

Donated funds help us to provide cold-wet-weather blankets, sleeping bags and p-38 can openers as
emergency services.  With donor support we are able to distribute clothing, shoes, calling cards and other needs to individuals
waiting for city-services.

If you would like to assist H.O.P.E. in its outreach, consider donating, volunteering or developing projects. 



(424) 888-0235 msg

MACLA Mother’s Kitchen are one of the most committed

volunteer groups serving and providing HOPE to people on the streets of Santa Monica. 

Follow MACLA, Project HOPE’s outstanding volunteer group on Facebook.