We have 3 fundamental beliefs:
People without homes are hungry more than Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
People without homes deserve to be served with dignity & without a camera in their face.
People without homes deserve to eat a balanced & healthy meal no matter where they live.
Since 2014, The SEQ HOPE Foundation has fed numerous homeless communities each month. We call this simply, #FeedingFriends. Through partnerships with local non-profit organizations and in-kind food donations from friends, we prepare healthy meals with love to show our friends wihtout homes that we acknowledge their hunger on more than just the holidays when photo-ops bring out the food and the celebrities to serve it.
in 2017, we began feeding families of 5 or more for a month. Some of these families are displaced or transitioned into permanent housing and need money for groceries and food. We call this, #FeedingFamilies. With $400, we can feed a family of 5-7 for one month. This includes two weeks of groceries and home cooked meals.
Giving back to the community we serve with the youth & adults we serve in those communities helps to bridge the socio-economic gap and build a stronger community. Some people call this, "grassroots". We call this touching the community one person at a time. We welcome volunteers to help prepare and/or serve the meals; food prep takes 3-5 hours and passing out food takes 45 minutes to 1 hour.
WE ONLY ASK THAT YOU PLEASE REFRAIN FROM TAKING PICTURES OR POSTING THE ACTUAL FEEDING OF OUR FRIENDS ON SOCIAL MEDIA.
WHY DO WE ASK THIS? I used to be homeless and have made wonderful connections to my friends who live on the streets of Los Angeles. They are human and do not like to be patronized. They are human and they all do not have mental illnesses, and are offended when people come and take pictures to prove their good deed. We believe in being good for goodness sake. We love the help from others and we appreciate our friends being fed with dignity. Living in the moment is a cherished gift that social media seems to take away from us. (Thank you for understanding.)
Would you like to donate to our efforts?
Here are our monthly needs:
- Donation for 4-6 hours of prep time in an industrial kitchen - $30 per hour
- Insulated Foam Hinged Carry Out Containers from Smart and Final - medium and large - Prices vary
- Bottled Water / Bags of ice for water (we can get bags of ice from the 99 cent store)
- Large Insulated Bags - $24.00 each (we can purchase online and keep food warm for same-day delivery)
- In-kind food donations (come back each month to see what's on the menu!)
Please donate today and help us make a difference. donations are 100% tax-deductible.
When & what are we cooking for our Friends without Homes?
Saturday, January 28, 2017 - Beans & Rice, Gluten Free Cornbread
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - Turkey Sandwiches, Potato Chips, Apple
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - Chicken Pot Pies
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - Turkey Spaghetti
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - Turkey Chili
Sunday, July 23, 2017 - Peach Cobbler
Saturday, August 23, 2017 - Spaghetti, Salad, Peach Cobbler
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, Peach Cobbler
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - Vegetable Pot Pies
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - Enchiladas
Sunday, December 31, 2017 - Come back in December to see what we need!