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ST. FRANCIS CENTER LOS ANGELES NEWS

Meet SFC’s Newest Staff Member ~ Abril!

Meet Abril! Please help us welcome our new Top Tamale Program Assistant, Abril! Abril volunteered with St. Francis Center for 5 years, helping out with our pantry and senior pantry programs! Now she will be helping to run our 9th-Annual Top Tamale Fundraiser, and will be bringing your delicious tamales to you

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Top Tamale Season Is Here!

St. Francis Center’s 9th-AnnualFundraiser is HERE! ONine years ago, guests utilizing our Pantry Services captured the true spirit of the holidays and reached out to staff to express their desire to help raise funds for the programs on which they so deeply rely. We held a tamale cook-off and the winning

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Meet SFC’s Newest Intern ~ Hunter!

Meet Hunter! Please help us welcome our newest fall programs intern, Hunter! He is currently a 4th-year undergraduate at UCLA, majoring in Global Studies and minoring in Entrepreneurship. When he was in high school, Hunter volunteered at SFC and is glad to be back. Hunter will be interning with us

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10th-Annual Friends of SFC Event ~ A Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended our 10th-Annual Friends of St. Francis Center event! Our event was a success with over 330 guests in attendance and we raised more (50 percent more than last year!) than we ever have to help provide hunger relief and comprehensive services for our homeless

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SFC Just Got A Lot Cooler!

Check out our new fridge! This year, we received our largest grant to date through the CalRecycle Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program to help us increase our capacity to rescue more food and distribute it to our community in need. Last year was a record-breaking year for SFC

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Happy Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi!

Today, October 4, we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Fr. Hugh Noonan, OFM, founded St. Francis Center almost 50 years ago when as a resident of St. Joseph Church, he saw the growing number of near homeless families and homeless individuals who knocked on the doors for

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Meet SFC’s Newest Intern ~ Michelle!

Meet Michelle! Please help us welcome our new fall programs intern, Michelle! She is currently going to school at East Los Angeles College and studying Biology. Michelle will be interning with us on Saturdays, assisting with data entry and helping us run the brunch and pantry programs! Please keep reading

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This Weekend, St. Francis Center Won Big at the LA Chargers Game!

LA Chargers 50/50 jackpot benefits our Grocery Access Program with Lyft! This Sunday, St. Francis Center was the recipient of the 50/50 jackpot by the Chargers Community Foundation! Throughout the game, fans could purchase raffle tickets for the chance split the proceeds with St. Francis Center! Fans raised $25,920 (the most this season), ensuring

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SFC’s Volunteer Spotlight ~ Connor!

Meet Connor! Please meet one of our wonderful volunteers, Connor! Connor started volunteering at SFC in at the beginning of this year, and has volunteered with us for over 170 hours! Please read on for our interview with Connor! How long have you volunteered at St. Francis Center? It’s been

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St. Francis Center is proud to partner with Lyft!

This August, St. Francis Center started a new partnership with Lyft by launching the Grocery Access Pilot Program (GAP) together!  The GAP in Los Angeles, part of Lyft City Works, is an initiative to assist Los Angeles residents living in food deserts with fresh, healthy grocery options. The program will provide local families and

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