Established in 1987, the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition is a grassroots non-profit organization comprised of dedicated volunteers. The primary mission of the Coalition is to reach out to the homeless and hungry of Los Angeles by serving a hot and nutritious meal 365 nights a year. Feeding between 100 and 200 people per night, Coalition volunteers connect with a community in great need and come to know those who belong to it as individuals with their own personal histories. In forging these relationships, the Coalition helps the homeless and the larger community in which they live in concrete ways, building bridges between them and a myriad of supportive services, and fostering the hope that lives can fundamentally change. Over 1,000,000 meals have been served by the Coalition since its inception.
The GWHFC is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.
Martin Schoeller was born in Munich, Germany, in 1968. He began his career as a photographer by assisting Annie Leibovitz from 1993 to 1996. After his departure, he focused on his freelance career by shooting portraits of people he met on the street, which attracted widespread recognition. In 1999 he began working for The New Yorker as a contributing portrait photographer alongside Richard Avedon. His images have been published in such esteemed publications as GQ, Esquire, Rolling Stone, National Geographic, and TIME, among many others. Schoeller’s photographs have been exhibited all over the globe and are included in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Schoeller has published 5 monographs to date including the now sold-out Close Up (teNeues 2005) and mid-career retrospective Portraits (teNeues, 2014). He lives in New York.