Kirk Douglas recalled his own hard times as he toured the site of a mission that is being built for the homeless of Los Angeles. "I know what it's like to be without food, to be in the Bowery in New York," Douglas said Tuesday to a group of homeless people. He told them about growing up the son of illiterate Russian immigrants and standing in line for food on Thanksgiving Day when he was a young actor and being told that the shelter had run out of meals. "We all need food," he said. "We all need a place to sleep. But you also need some kind of program that gives you a second chance. The Los Angeles Mission is trying to do that."