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Happy Easter from SFC!

Marking the end of the Lenten season, Easter is a time for hope and renewal. It is a time to gather with friends and family, share a meal and celebrate the blessings of life. Last year was a record-breaking year for SFC regarding the amount of food we recovered and

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Save The Date – 10th-Annual Friends of St. Francis Center Event!

Don’t miss our 10th-Annual FRIENDS OF ST. FRANCIS CENTER event, celebrating the feast of St. Francis! There will be dinner, a silent auction, live auction, and a raffle! For more event information, please visit www.stfranciscenterla.org! Saturday, October 12: 5:30pm-9:00pm Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (555 W Temple St, Los Angeles) Your

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SFC Mother’s Day Cards!

This Mother’s Day, Honor Your Mother with a Special Tribute Card! The following greeting will be included on the inside right of the card: OR you can include a personal greeting (max 20 words)!For full instructions, please click here! This Mother’s Day, your donation will help us provide food and stability for our Pantry Service

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USC Satellite Pantry Guest Spotlight!

Meet one of our USC satellite pantry guests, Antonio! Antonio is currently a senior at USC, studying business administration with a minor in Applied Computer Security, a first-generation college student, and a recipient of the satellite pantry service we provide at USC. Antonio grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During high

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Meet SFC’s Newest Intern ~ John!

Please help us welcome our new intern, John! He is currently pursuing a Master’s in Social Work at USC, and working with Thalia, our Resource Specialist. Every Monday, from 9:00-11:00am, he leads a resource support group, where our homeless guests have a space to share their stories and challenges. John

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SFC Partner Spotlight ~ Athens Services!

In 2017 the City of Los Angeles rolled out a new program aimed at reducing food waste by connecting waste haulers with nonprofits who can rescue food to feed those in need. St. Francis Center was one of the first food recovery agencies to forge partnerships with three of the city’s seven waste

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SFC Guest Update ~ Cathy!

One Guest’s Story of Transformation: CATHY! Just over a year ago, St. Francis Center’s resource specialist, Thalia Carreras, helped get Cathy off of the streets and into her own apartment. Cathy had been homeless for three years, and started coming to SFC in 2017. Working with our case management program,

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Lenten Reflections 2019

The season of Lent is upon us! Lent gives Christians a time to reflect on things we often take for granted. Is there something I am attached to that I should try to do without? The Lenten practice of sacrifice prompts a deeper mindfulness. Taking stock of our daily life is always

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SFC Partner Spotlight ~ Inner City Law Center!

Since May 2018, SFC has partnered with Inner City Law Center (ICLC) to provide pro bono legal services. Every Tuesday morning, Sara, Senior Paralegal at ICLC works with our guests experiencing homelessness; and every Thursday, Juan, Staff Attorney at ICLC, works with the extremely low-income families in our pantry program.  They both

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SFC’S Volunteer Spotlight ~ Lou!

Please meet one of our super volunteers, Lou (Ludwig)! Lou started volunteering this past September, and has been a regular volunteer during our breakfast program.  Lou decided to start volunteering at SFC because he was hoping to give back to his community with a local nonprofit, specifically an organization with

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