"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King Jr.
Hunger Project at UCLA is an undergraduate-run service organization that aims to combat homelessness, raise awareness, and keep the conversation about homelessness alive in the Greater Los Angeles area. Our mission is to not only provide basic aid, but also to help disadvantaged members reintegrate into society. As a community of volunteers, interns, and student leaders, we are dedicated towards our mission of helping end the cycle of homelessness and educating people on homelessness. Unfortunately, some people believe that people are homeless because they are lazy or unmotivated; however, the most common causes of homelessness are often unforeseen circumstances, such as getting laid off from a job or having mental illnesses. As an organization, we hope to end stereotypes about homelessness. Throughout the year, we also work with local non-profit organizations such as People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), The Midnight Mission, and Monday Night Mission in order to provide our service recipients food, hygiene kits, mentoring, and support.