UCLA Meals Partnership Program
Using UCLA’s Housing & Hospitality Dining Services’ excess capacity, the UCLA Meals Partnership Program prepares and delivers nutritious and sustainable meals to homeless veterans on the VA-WLA campus. The program ensures veterans can access VA services, emotional and social wellbeing resources, legal assistance, and job placement programs. This BWF grant will allow the UCLA Meals Partnership Program to provide
- meals to the VA-WLA CTRS tent and tiny shelter camp;
- nightly dinners to Safe Parking LA’s VA-WLA lot, a safe place for Veterans who live in their vehicles to park overnight; and
- boxed lunches to locations across the VA-WLA campus.
This program will reach over 660 homeless and food insecure veterans and provide over 20,400 meals as part of a holistic approach to addressing homelessness.