"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 and food insecurity, 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 and student leaders, we are dedicated towards our mission of helping end the cycle of homelessness and educating people on homelessness. Throughout the year, we work with local non-profit organizations such as People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), Monday Night Mission, and The Shower of Hope in order to provide our service recipients food, hygiene kits, art workshops, free showers, and support. Through our Bruin Dine initiative, we have also been working on combatting food insecurity on our UCLA campus by serving leftovers from the dining halls to food insecure students. Additionally, our Advocacy and Policy Outreach Committee does local legislative outreach, attends city council meetings, and hosts various campaigns in order to advocate for tangible solutions to pressing issues such as homelessness, food insecurity, the housing crisis, and legislative setbacks.