“My dad had a dream to build an orphanage for children in India; we're not there yet. We are starting in LA for now. This year I was able to buy a used food truck for @thegoodkarmala in hopes to build this truck to feed the homeless with it.”
WHAT IS OUR MISSION?
We are building a mobile food delivery service focusing on delivering food on the streets at night when all the LA City & LA County food banks & homeless shelters close. We will travel across LA feeding the homeless wherever we can. We are a 100% non-profit dedicated to feeding our community. #thegoodkarmala #feedthehomeless #losangeles
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Here are the facts:
-In LA County, there are an estimated 7,000 people living near freeways, alleys, and along sidewalks. This includes seniors with underlying health conditions and the combination of large-scale housing instability, rising rents, stagnant wages, and the COVID-19 pandemic has created a new class of homeless that defies the stereotypes.
-Fear over this pandemic has given birth to a crippling “hoarding culture”. The lack of available food supplies diminishes a vital reservoir that local pantries and shelters have traditionally relied upon for L.A.’s homeless.
Thousands of beds run by the biggest homeless agencies in Los Angeles go empty at night due to lacking safety and sanitation standards. This means that the homeless in LA are prioritizing safety and personal security on the streets every night over a meal in a shelter. Our food delivery service will be focusing on delivering food on the streets at night when all the LA City & LA County food banks & homeless shelters are closed.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
The first step was to purchase a food truck. Now we need your help to outfit it with the necessary repairs and get The Good Karma LA on the road to support our people. Here are a few things on the list:
- New Tires.
- New Engine.
- Rebuilt Transmission.
- New Electrical Wires.
- Bins to store food & water.
- Racks to store bins in our distribution truck.
- Carts to pull food & water.
- Pallets of water.
- Pallets of chips.
- Ice (weekly)
- Paint Job
- Kitchen Upgrade
All donations will go towards this and a list of repairs needed and we will update you along the way to show you just how much your support helps.
Meet Karma, the star of the show:
With everything going on in the world right now, progress is being made but we still have a long way to go. LA County, our community, has a long way to go and we believe it all starts with Karma.
- Diana Dass
- CHARMAYNE ADAMS
- Diana Daly
- GoFundMe Team
Fundraising team: Fundraiser Team (4)
Santa Monica, CA