Church Feeds Hungry

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Every Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon, the Church of the Blessed Sacrament holds a food drive to feed the hungry of Los Angeles, Calif. The event is held at 6657 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood. This is extremely compassionate behavior on behalf of the church. The process is simple. As individuals walk up to the pantry, they are handed a bunch of food to take with them. The church also has The Center at Blessed Sacrament, which is working to end homelessness in Hollywood. This is located at 6636 Selma Ave. There are even more ways to help at Hope-Net.
According to the 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report, approximately 57,735 homeless people now call Los Angeles home. This is a 23.5 percent increase from 2012. Now, the city of L.A. is considering restricting the public feeding of homeless people. If such a law were established, it would join more than 30 other major U.S. cities. In many of these areas, churches and other relief organizations have taken measures to make food lines inside rather than in public.
Los Angeles and New York City combine to account for 20 percent of America’s homeless population. Both HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and Mike Arnold, the homeless authority’s executive director, agree that housing costs are the main reason for the increase in homelessness. Donovan concluded that progress was also inhibited by federal cutbacks on the homeless.

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