Just like this pandemic has changed the world, YouthCare has changed the way we’re feeding and caring for youth experiencing homelessness homeless youth in our community. We rose to the occasion from the onset of the pandemic six months ago, ensuring all young people have enough to eat during this unprecedented time. We couldn’t provide food and safety to young people—24 hours a day, seven days a week—without the generous support of our community partners and local restaurants. 

We’re taking some time to show our appreciation to our #FoodHeroes—those who showed compassion and generosity during a time when it mattered most.

YouthCare Food Heroes

We hope you’ll consider supporting these incredible restaurants, businesses, and nonprofits where possible!

Here are a few food highlights below!

Our staff preparing a meal at the Orion Center with food made possible by our community:

That day we picked up seventy-seven pounds of nutritious food from Food Lifeline…

When we got a sweet surprise from Cupcake Royale…

A sweet surprise: Cupcake Royale handcrafted and donated 100 cupcakes for young people and staff to enjoy….

Posted by YouthCare on Thursday, May 7, 2020

Big Mahalo to Super Six for their kindness…

When we got a video tour of a sack lunch from Operation Sack Lunch…

Let's take a look inside: Operation Sack Lunch Gratitude!

Words of gratitude from Craig, our Volunteer & Community Engagement Specialist, on OPERATION: Sack Lunch and our community rushing to support food needs for youth experiencing homelessness. Watch and take a look into some of the kindness we're seeing!

Posted by YouthCare on Thursday, April 16, 2020

That time we got to visit Green Plate Special‘s beautiful facility…

GPS site


GPS site

And when Gourmondo Co. rallied sixteen women-owned businesses from our community to team up and feed youth with over 1,000 meals!

gourmondo co.

Want to help?

No young person should go hungry in this pandemic. With no clear end in sight, YouthCare is continuing to rely on the generosity of our community to ensure youth in our care have access to nutritious meals. If you’d like to help, you can sign up to deliver a meal, donate snacks from our online wishlist, or email us at donations@youthcare.org if you’re a business or corporate group wanting to help!

Thank you for supporting YouthCare’s food needs.