We work strictly from donations, and once a month everyone meets, we make the brown bag lunches, which includes a turkey sandwich, a banana, a bag of chips, a cookie, and a bottle of water. Each month I tape a positive quote to each sandwich bag. People tell me it’s a waste of time and no one will read the quotes. I don’t care what people say. If just one person gets a little inspiration from reading the quotes, then that’s good enough for me. I started off making 100 lunches. It was just me, my son and a few volunteers. We are now up to giving away 200 lunches. I tell the people down on Skid Row every month that I will be back.
To date, we have passed out over 20,000 meals.
We haven’t missed a Sunday yet!
CENTURY CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2017 WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
PILOT PEN AND SHONDA RIMES 2017 OVERACHIEVER GRANT WINNER
CENTURY CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE | WOMEN’S BUSINESS COUNCIL – INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS PANEL: FACES OF HOSPITALITY THE DISTRICT BY HANNA AN ~ MAY 2018
iHEARTRADIO 102.7 KIIS FM ~ GUEST SPEAKER
ABC’S DAYTIME TALK SHOW PICKLER & BEN | MARCH 2019
Pickler & Ben: "This Overachiever Has Dedicated Her Life to Feeding the Homeless"
60 SEC DOCS ~ THE BROWN BAG LADY DISHING UP MEALS TO THE HOMELESS ~ JUNE 2019
FEATURED GUEST: RADIO FREE KJLH AND THE STEVE HARVEY MORNING SHOW ~ JULY 2019
FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH
Rain or Shine | Making a difference!
- 200 LUNCH BAGS: SANDWICHES, FRUIT, SNACKS, ETC.
- CLOTHES, SHOES AND HYGIENE PACKETS ARE REGULARLY DISTRIBUTED TO THE HOMELESS
- MONTHLY FREE HAIRCUTS FOR THE HOMELESS
BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL DONATED FIVE HUGE BINS FULL OF BLANKETS
TWO DORSEY HIGH SCHOOL RECIPIENTS (JADA SALAZAR & SAISHA SMITH) OF THE BROWN BAG LADY $1,000 ACADEMIC & COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIPS - MAY 2019
CRENSHAW HIGH SCHOOL RECIPIENT (COREY RAY) OF THE BROWN BAG LADY $1,000 ACADEMIC & COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIPS - JUNE 2019
ADDITIONAL SPECIAL EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
200 BACKPACKS FOR THE CHILDREN DELIVERED EVERY YEAR TO AN UNDERSERVED GRADE SCHOOL
GIVING BACK FOR HOLIDAYS
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