Joy Community Outreach was founded in 1986 to address the social ills that impact
our community. We have been feeding the homeless and disenfranchised ever
Currently, we serve in excess of 150 clients per day. During Thanksgiving we serve
over 2,000 hot meals and deliver food to our shut-in clients. Our "Christmas All
Over L.A." event hosts over 2,000 guests.
Years ago, our government gave the problems of joblessness, homelessness and hunger back to us as our responsibility of HOPE to those in need.
"A hungry man is not a free man." In the future, we optimistically look toward the
betterment of humanity. Our dream is the continuation of our mission at a permanent address-a warehouse space large enough to house classrooms where clients can learn by day and live by night to help themselves.
"Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime."
- Chinese Proverb.
We envision literacy and computer training, job placement, psychological counseling, drug and alcohol abuse counseling; parenting and conflict resolution classes; elder and shutin outreach, and endangered youth programs.
We will continue our mandate to feed the hungry in an industrial-sized kitchen and spacious dining area, along with providing a laundry room, showers and toilets for those without access to these necessities.
We are not funded by any city, county, state or federal agency, and we are entirely dependent upon corporate and private donors.
This letter is to inform you that the spirit of helping others, fighting domestic hunger and homelessness, and making a difference in the lives of others can continue with the help that we receive from conscious minded people like yourself.
Your donations can help combat the war against homelessness and hunger, fight social ills and to support the vision. Your generosity and support will promote community togetherness and offer a sense of pride. The fight continues... Hunger and homelessness still exist in our city.
Please help us find and furnish our building. Please help us feed, clothe and shelter LA's homeless.