178: LaRayia Gaston | Mending Hearts on Skid Row

Sep 16, 2019 | Interviews, Podcast


LaRayia Gaston is the founder of Lunch On Me, a non profit that supplies healthy, organic meals to the homeless community of Los Angeles. But it’s not just meals that they provide – they also hold yoga classes and birthday parties. Their organization is rooted in the philosophy that they can’t fix anyone. They see their role as to give love and mend hearts, which empowers people to want more in life. I learnt so much from talking to LaRayia, and I think you will too. 

In This Conversation We Cover: 

  • [8:13] What happened when LaRayia saw a man taking food from a dumpster at her uncle’s restaurant
  • [14:30] How her life is guided by her heart
  • [20:56] Why so many foster children become homeless
  • [24:53] The biggest misconceptions about homeless people
  • [28:00] Our responsibility to help
  • [29:15] Why money alone can’t solve homelessness
  • [38:13] Living off trust

You may also like

About Us

Ciao! We’re Rob & Kim. Over the past two-decades we’ve lived by one motto, “Excuses are over. it’s time to live!”

In August of 2021, we put our motto to the test, sold everything and moved our family to Italy.