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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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FEED THE NEED – Help Support SFC’s COVID-19 Response

You can help support those most in need. Here at SFC, we are proactively getting ready to ramp up operations, while maintaining the health and safety of all. We have modified our programs in order to continue to make St. Francis Center a safe environment for our staff, the few volunteers

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Detailed information on Program Modifications

As of March 11, 2020, we will continue to provide services to our Los Angeles community in a modified manner, as well as still offering volunteer opportunities.  Please help support St. Francis Center and our immediate needs services that are critical to maintaining the health and hygiene of our most

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Meet Cesar! Cesar graduated from California State University of Dominguez Hills with a degree in sociology. We are excited to have him as our resources intern Monday – Thursday where he assists Aimee, our resource coordinator, with providing basic resources to our guests. Some of the things Cesar assists with

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Lenten Reflections 2020

This Season Brings Spring Renewal This year, as we enter the Lenten season, we do so with a feeling of purpose and commitment. Earlier in February, we hosted our first-annual Legacy Day, where we celebrated our Franciscan mission and heritage, and focused discussion and action around an important Franciscan pillar,

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SFC’s Volunteer Spotlight ~ Tanya!

Meet Tanya! Please meet one of our wonderful volunteers, Tanya! Tanya started volunteering at SFC in February 2019, and has now become part of our dedicated Wednesday breakfast crew! Please read on for our interview with Tanya! How long have you volunteered at SFC? One year (!!!) How did you

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1st-Annual Legacy Day

Supporters gather to celebrate and learn about SFC’s Franciscan mission! On Tuesday, Franciscan ministries across the Franciscan Friars Province of St. Barbara, which covers California, Arizona, Oregon and Washington, in addition to, ministries in Russia, Mexico, and the Holy Land participated in our first-annual Legacy Day. The purpose of Legacy Day is to

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Legacy Day 2020

SFC’s 1st-Annual Legacy Day! Join us for a day of: Learning about our Franciscan heritage Engaging in a shared experience with ministries and friars within the Province Building community within and across ministries to help understand we are part of a greater whole. Focusing on developing a deeper understanding of

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Remembering Helen Payne

On Monday, we remembered Helen Payne on what would have been her 100th birthday. Helen’s passion in life was helping the less fortunate. She was a lay Franciscan, who helped found St. Francis Center along with Fr. Hugh Noonan and Juanita Vaughn. Their vision of Serving Hope to the poor came alive when the

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