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11th Annual Friends of St. Francis Center Event

We began the year in a joyous spirit of hope and a bright future ahead for the community St. Francis Center serves. Our joy was unfortunately short-lived as we quickly had to pivot our attention to the unprecedented threat our nation was about to face. By March, the COVID-19 pandemic

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Meet SFC’s Newest Staff Member ~ Brother Victor!

Meet Brother Victor! Br. Victor is our new Chaplain and will be helping SFC with mission integration with the Franciscan Province of Santa Barbara. Br. Victor will provide guidance to our guests who need it and offer a Franciscan spirit to integrate the teachings of St. Francis of Assisi. Help

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Feast of St. Francis and Blessing of the Animals

We are so excited to announce that next Friday, October 2, we will be celebrating the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi! Our guests are invited to bring their pets for a (socially distanced) blessing of the animals by our on-site chaplain, Brother Victor. Almost 50 years ago, Fr. Hugh Noonan,

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St. Francis Center CLOSED 9/18 and 9/19

Today we were made aware that one of our staff members has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member is currently asymptomatic and we are taking all necessary precautions and safety measures. We will be closed today and tomorrow for cleaning. Please continue to check our website and social media

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September is National Hunger Awareness Month.

Food Insecurity Is A Real Issue. In the United States, 1 in 9 people struggles with hunger. An estimated 2 million people in Los Angeles County live with food insecurity, which means 1 in 5 people who live here may not know where their next meal is coming from. What exactly is food

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MEET SFC’S NEWEST INTERN ~ GABI!

Meet Gabi! Gabi recently moved to Los Angeles from Phoenix, Arizona where she studied psychology and communications at Grand Canyon University. She is in her first-year of her MSW program at USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, and will be interning with us for the full academic year. Gabi will

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Volunteer Spotlight ~ Fujie!

Meet Fujie! Fujie started volunteering with us about a year ago and has really helped us out during the pandemic by volunteering twice a week for our pantry program. She has become a pro at creating the boxes for our pantry program – and she always makes them look stunning!

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Back-to-School 2020

It’s Back-to-School Season! Since our youth will not be going back to physical classrooms, this year it is all the more important to support our pantry program families. Virtual learning has been difficult for our youth and the pandemic has our pantry program families stretched thin. This year, we want

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Take a virtual tour of our new kitchen!

We’re Cookin’ Up A Storm! Last Saturday marked the first brunch cooked in our newly renovated kitchen! Our renovated kitchen will allow us to prepare and serve even more food with greater efficiency to our guests! Take a virtual tour of our new kitchen from the comfort of home! Check

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This Saturday – Check Out Our New Kitchen! 🍴🍞🍳

Let’s Get Cookin’! July 18th will mark the inaugural Saturday Brunch in our new kitchen! Make sure to check in with us on our Facebook or Instagram the afternoon of Saturday, July 18th to see our new kitchen in action! Our newly remodeled kitchen will not only help us prepare

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