Douglas Ferraro at the
2010 Hope-Net Pantry
Leadership Luncheon

It is my great pleasure to introduce Hope-Net to you. In 1988, a collaboration of Los Angeles area congregations founded Hope-Net to address hunger and homeless needs.  First opening in the Wilshire Center area of Los Angeles, and now expanding its outreach to Koreatown, Hollywood, Los Feliz, and Silverlake, Hope-Net completes that work as an independent 501(c)3 charitable agency.

Living among the great wealth of Los Angeles, many fail to see the mammoth and increasing needs of many in our midst.  For the economically poor in our area, Hope-Net food pantries and meal programs are a primary source of emergency food. Since our inception, we have served over 2 million persons and last year alone we served over 250,000 persons.

In 1996, Hope-Net founded Hope West Apartments to provide excellent, 3-bedroom apartment units for 17 low income families.

Guided by our dedicated Board of Directors and sustained through the tireless efforts of many dedicated volunteers at our 13 food pantries, Hope-Net touches lives daily and offers hope and opportunities to thousands of individuals and families.

Hope-Net remains committed to our neighborhood so that "none of our neighbors should go hungry." Welcome to Hope-Net. We encourage your involvement and suggestions.

Douglas G. Ferraro
Hope-Net Executive Director