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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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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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Summer “Camp at Home” -Week One

Last week was ART WEEK! Last week we launched the first of our summer “Camp at Home” programs! Campers had a blast during their week of Art Camp! For the fifth year in a row, we’ve partnered with Create Now to provide the children from our pantry program families a

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Summer Camp 2020

From the Desk of Lucia Garcia, Programs Director This year, summer camp will be a little different for our campers, but it is no less important. We firmly believe in the educational and personal value of summer camps for school-aged children. Summer camp offers our pantry program families the chance to

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Volunteer Spotlight ~ Gabriel!

Meet Gabriel! We are so blessed to have the support of our many volunteers! Please meet one of our amazing volunteers, Gabriel! Gabe has been volunteering with us for about 6 months, and really stepped up to help out at SFC once the pandemic hit. Recently, Gabe had an assignment

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Lyft serves those most in need

LyftUp offers free essential transportation rides during the pandemic. Through Lyft’s newest program, LyftUp, free rides are provided to those most in need. Lyft is partnering with hundreds of nonprofits to make sure vulnerable communities have the access they need to essential services. They are also offering free rides to

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Remembering Michael Jacobsen

Last week, we lost a proud volunteer and member of our St. Francis Center family. Michael Jacobsen passed away Sunday evening at the age of 52. From the start, Mike was an enthusiastic volunteer. He started to volunteer with us on Fridays for the breakfast and senior pantry programs. Near

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Knights of Columbus Donate $25,000 to St. Francis Center

Last week, the Knights of Columbus visited us to donate and volunteer. In partnership with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Hearts to Serve program, the Knights of Columbus are making a $100,000 gift to six local LA food banks. We would like to thank the Knights of Columbus for the generous grant

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National Volunteer Week

Let’s Celebrate Our Volunteers! It’s National Volunteer Week and we would like to take this opportunity to give a huge round of applause to our volunteers. We would not be able to do the work we do year-round without our amazing volunteers. To put it in perspective, in 2019 we

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Feed the Need – Belly Full of Hope Kitchen Campaign

On Wednesday, we officially broke ground on our kitchen renovation at St. Francis Center. The completed kitchen will not only help us prepare more of the food we rescue from our surrounding community more efficiently, but will improve the overall functionality of the space for our regular volunteers and staff

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