August 30 - 31

This Labor Day weekend, The Los Angeles Times presents The Taste with distinctive restaurants, dynamic demonstrations and topical discussions. Celebrate the weekend with the Southern California culinary scene. For tickets and info visit, and feel good knowing proceeds go to these amazing charities: 

The mission of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is to mobilize resources to fight hunger in our community. Our vision is that no one go hungry in Los Angeles County.

The Los Angeles Times Family Fund, established in 2000, is a charitable fund of the McCormick Foundation and receives foundation-matching dollars for its Summer Camp and Holiday campaigns. Since inception, more than $37 million in grants has been distributed through the Los Angeles Times Family Fund. Supported by the community, these programs benefit disadvantaged children, youth and families. Grants are provided through the Family Fund to qualified agencies with programs focused on education and literacy. The Summer Camp Campaign supports qualified Southern California educational or literacy programs for at-risk 7 to 17-year-olds, providing them an opportunity to improve their learning and life skills within a camp environment.


 Thanks to my guest Hillary Manning w/the LA Times who discussed all of the amazing food/wine events happening at the Fest but also that a nice chunk of change will be going to the above charities that help so many in Southern California...

Lisa Foxx talks to Hilary Manning To Talk about The Taste: Food & Wine Fest!

 Lisa Foxx talks to Hilary Manning about The LA Regional Food Bank & The LA Times Family Fund!


About the Weingart Center

The Weingart Center is a non-profit comprehensive human services organization that was established in 1983 after recognizing that widespread homelessness was a new phenomenon facing the city of Los Angeles. Downtown civic leaders knew that combating the growing, serious problem would require innovative methods.  The Weingart Center (WCA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has become that innovative agency— the Weingart Center provides homeless individuals with the basic skills necessary to stabilize their lives, secure income and find permanent housing.

About the Weingart Center Downtown Los Angeles Homeless Skid Row Poverty Programs Services

Our organization’s mission is to empower and transform lives by delivering innovative solutions to combat poverty and break the cycle of homelessness. Everyday we get closer to our goal, transitioning homeless men and women from street life to self-sufficiency through a variety of programs and services, such as: Workforce DevelopmentMental Health & Substance Abuse TreatmentCase ManagementVeterans Transition HousingWomen’s RenaissanceRe-entry Programs, and various other solutions.

The Weingart Center:
  • Serves and assists 3,000 individuals annually through our residential programs and 15,000 via our walk-in Resource Center
  • Provides housing for 500+ homeless men and women daily
  • Has three facilities including a walk-in resource center and a site dedicated to employment services
  • Was established in 1983
  • Uses 83% of all funds raised for creating, implementing and operating client services and programs
  • Partners with organizations such as: Veteran’s Affairs, JWCH Institute, Inner City Law Center, CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Department of Social Services, and Beyond Shelter.
  • Serves 225,000 healthy meals annually
  • Has 75% male clients and 25% female clients

 Thank you to my AWESOME guest...former politician and Hollywood agent turned full time philanthropic guy, the CEO of Weingart...Kevin Murray for chatting ALL about their vision to transform the lives of those who are homeless BACK into a 2nd chance to making great things happen... ;)

Lisa Foxx talks to Kevin Murray, the CEO of The Weingart Center


Lisa & Kevin discuss how to help The Homeless on Skid Row

Kevin discusses how the Weingart Center helps the Homeless get a job and a home!

Lisa wraps up her conversation about the Weingart Center with some statistics