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ST. FRANCIS CENTER LOS ANGELES NEWS

St. Francis Center Goes Green!

We’re not just feeding our guests in need, but we’re also helping the environment! Starting this week, SFC will stop using plastic and styrofoam products for our daily served meal programs and become the first homeless service provider, to our knowledge, to begin using plant-based compostable tableware, utensils and cups provided

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USC Student Showcases SFC!

Check out a video from student, Brogan Kroener, from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, where he highlights both the issue of homelessness in Los Angeles as well as how St. Francis Center is working to be a a part of the solution. Included are interviews with Jose Ramirez,

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St. Francis Center Awarded CalRecyle Grant!

St. Francis Center Awarded Cal Recycle Grant!   Last year as the City of Los Angeles rolled out its new RecycleLA program, SFC was one of the first food recovery agencies to forge partnerships with three of the city’s seven waste haulers. Our advocacy work with the LA Food Policy

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SFC’s Volunteer Spotlight ~ Eleonore!

MEET ELEONORE!   Eleonore started volunteering at SFC at the beginning of December, and is now one of our regular volunteers! Eleonore found out about SFC from a parishioner at the Holy Family Catholic Church in South Pasadena, and wanted to volunteer at the center to connect with our guests,

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SFC Welcomes Loyola H.S. Volunteers!

SFC extends an official warm welcome to three seniors from Loyola High School who will be volunteering for the month of January! Every year, Loyola H.S. seniors spend the first month of the year volunteering at nonprofits as a part of their senior service project. SFC has been a proud

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St. Francis Center Makes the News!

St. Francis Center’s Fundraiser Makes the News! Check out KQED’s feature on TOP TAMALE on the California Report, featuring TOP Tamale chef, Lucila Velázquez, and Development Director, Marianne Kulikov! Click here!   It’s a new year – come volunteer! Available shifts: -Wednesday, January 17: Breakfast (7:00-9:30am, 10 volunteers) -Thursday, January 18: Pantry (9:30am-12:30pm, 10 volunteers)  -Friday, January 19:

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Wrapping Up the Holiday Season at SFC!

And that’s a wrap for our holiday gift wrapping and toy distribution events!  A big thank you to the following organizations for making our Adopt-A-Family program possible, where families get Christmas wish lists generously fulfilled by these donors: STAPLES Center employees Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels EPIC Punk

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SFC Guest housed just in time for Christmas!!

MEET KENNETH!  Kenneth Presley, a senior citizen, has been coming to our breakfast for homeless guests for several years. He also utilized our shower program and mail program. Our Resource Specialist, Thalia, began working with Kenneth in case management in early 2017 and connected him with our partner organization, People Assisting

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Happy Holidays from SFC!

On behalf of St. Francis Center’s board of directors, staff and guests, we would like to wish you and your family Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!   2017 is almost over, but it’s still not too late to make your end-of-year contribution!   Your support makes a big difference

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Tis the Season at SFC!

Yesterday we kicked off the first of our holiday gift wrapping and toy distribution events!   27 volunteers from SoCal Gas spread holiday cheer to 66 of our pantry service families, which included over 200 children. A great big thank you to SoCal Gas for making this special holiday event possible! St.

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