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Lions Continue to Feed the Hungry

hungry2Each week, many LMU students, faculty and staff volunteer their time to make and deliver sandwiches to our homeless neighbors in the Santa Monica area. This student initiative to share food and fellowship with the homeless has become commonly known as Feed the Hungry. The program is an opportunity for LMU students to see the reality of poverty in a personal way by meeting face to face with our homeless neighbors and assisting with some of their basic needs with one simple weekly meal.

What began as a grassroots student program more than 10 years ago continues every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m, when volunteers gather on the steps outside Sacred Heart Chapel to prepare at least 100 sack lunches and then drive to nearby Santa Monica to distribute them. When LMU’s van pulls up along Ocean Avenue, the line of people waiting for a meal already stretches around the block.

Volunteers haven’t missed a Tuesday in more than 10 years since the program began. If you or someone you know is close to campus during the winter break, please consider helping with Feed the Hungry, specifically December 21, 28 and January 4 while students are off campus.  For more information and to learn about other ways in which you can support the program, visit the Campus Ministry page.