Testimony and Video for AMURT Feeding Programs in Los Angeles and Washington DC
Just got back from feeding the homeless in downtown LA. Mama D Feeds The Homeless is an Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team – AMURT project which has been running for many years now, thanks to the ongoing work of Dada Mukta Atma Ananda, Jayashrii, Lee and other volunteers, providing hundreds of people every Sunday with a decent breakfast. -Dada Gunamuktananda
“Another reason to love #losangeles. Thomas was in our @mamadfeedsthehomeless line today. Hes from Oakland but thinks the social services in Los Angeles rule the school. He’s in a wheelchair, been homeless forty years and lives at the Charles Cobb apartments “almost eight years. great people here. they keep us in line and take good care of us. best doctors, case managers and counselors. good good people. The best” we set up in front of the Cobb each week. The Charles Cobb is just one of 26 permanent supportive housing units funded and operated by the exceptionally awesome #skidrowhousingtrust @skidroworg so the chronically homeless and mentally ill can lead lives in wellness. To permanently house the swelling number of humans living on the streets of all major cities seems to be the best bet both fiscally and psychologically to treat chronic homelessness. Let’s make room! Let’s build more!Vote #yesonH March 7th! tomorrow last day to register Angelenos! in the meantime come down and volunteer with us! @ericgarcetti @lamayorsoffice @skidrowinternetradio @julessorensen @leesherman5 @aliciawells8it @remi_loves_dogs @ibsquid #yesonH @pathpartners @wendybrazilart @hiltonfoundation @launitedway @countyofla #skidrowhousingtrust #skidrow #dtla #mamadfeedsthehomeless“
Mama D Feeds The Homeless is a local Los Angeles project under AMURT, a worldwide relief NGO. Every Sunday morning, they provide hot meals to the homeless of Downtown Los Angeles.
Recently a group from the Channel Company volunteered at our Food For All program. They were in DC for a conference and wanted to give something back to DC.
Food For All has been providing groceries to over 60 economically struggling households every week for the past 26 years.
In actuality, the local program in other formats started in the 1970’s, went through the 80’s and has continued in its present format since the early 90’s. It’s been happening for 40 years at least.
Please note that the poverty statistics cited by the woman in the video are incorrect. 100,000 live below the poverty line, and not the over 600,000 people she suggests.