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Homeless Meal Service Downtown Los Angeles


Breakfast Program

**Please note, due to program modifications in response to COVID-19, St. Francis Center’s breakfast program will be distributed in a “to-go” format.**

St. Francis Center provides the homeless with warm meals and sack lunches six days a week through our served meal service and traditional holiday meals. Unique to the Center, however, is our commitment to treating our homeless guests with dignity, first by greeting them by name and then serving meals “restaurant-style” at round tables in our dining room.

No registration or payment is needed to receive this service.

Homeless Meal Service in Downtown Los Angeles CA

Meals are served:

  • Monday 7:30 am-8:00 am
  • Tuesday- Friday 7:30 am-9:00 am
  • Saturday 8:00 am-9:00 am

For the fifth consecutive year, St. Francis Center’s staff and volunteers served over 100,000 meals to homeless guests.

Hygiene Services

**Please note, due to program modifications in response to COVID-19, our shower program is temporarily suspended. Restrooms are still available for guest use.**

During our shower program, the Center distributes clothing and hygiene kits, which include basic toiletries, clean underwear, socks, and towels. Each guest must sign up for a time slot. Spaces are limited and are given on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Hygiene Services are available:

  • Monday: 7:30am – 2:00pm
  • Tuesday: 7:30am – 12:00pm
  • Friday: 9:30am-10:30am
  • Saturday: 6:00am-8:00am
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Resource Services

SFC supports homeless guests through the provision of tools and connections necessary to successfully transition from homelessness and achieve and maintain stable housing. SFC’s Resource Services provide guests with comprehensive services including referrals for health care services, shelter for families and individuals, assistance obtaining IDs and either reduced or waived fee vouchers for DMV IDs for jobs and social security, and will now include case management for approximately 50 guests a year. SFC also provides its address for the homeless to use and maintains a mailbox for each individual. Guests involved with our resource services also have access to computers, phones, and voicemail.

Guests who would like to receive mail must register with the SFC Resource Department. Please contact Jose (, 213-747-5347 x 105), or Joanna (, 213-747-5347 x 101).

Mail pick up service is available:

  • Monday 8:00 am-8:15 am
  • Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am-9:15 am
  • No mail Saturday & Sunday

Health Services

SFC’s health services not only connect guests with referrals to our health care partners including St. John’s Well Child & Family Cent, but our center also creates a bridge of support that increases accessibility to these critical services for our populations. These guests face additional challenges that create barriers to accessing proper health care that include lack of transportation, language barriers, income, compounded health issues, and lack of knowledge. Our comprehensive program offerings provide improved recognition and attention to health issues specifically through intake for our resource services and case management.

Homeless Health Services in Downtown Los Angeles

Veterans Services

SFC has aligned with Mayor Garcetti’s efforts to end veterans’ homelessness in Los Angeles. Specifically, we now extend the opportunity for veterans to utilize both our homeless served meal program and our Pantry Services making it easier to transition from homelessness.