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ST. FRANCIS CENTER LOS ANGELES NEWS

SFC Summer Camp Begins!

It is officially the start of summer camp at St. Francis Center! We kicked off last week with our nutritious cooking camp, provided by Leah’s Pantry, where our youth learned about healthy eating, and made tasty dishes, such as yogurt parfaits, and corn and bean salads. This week is Art

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SFC Partner Spotlight ~ Starbucks!

  Last week, we began our new partnership with Starbucks, which has been donating food to the center seven days a week. We started off receiving food from 10 local Starbucks locations, but we are now receiving from 20 to 30! Donations provide our homeless guests and low-income families with

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2018 Los Angeles Homeless Count Results Are In!

Homelessness in L.A. County ↓ 3% The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority has released their annual homeless count. And for the first time in four years, homelessness has decreased in LA County and in SFC’s service area of Metro L.A. More people are moving into homes Chronic homelessness has decreased by 16%

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SFC is Now Hiring!

SFC is Hiring: Volunteer Coordinator!    St. Francis Center is currently accepting applications for our Volunteer Coordinator position! The position is integral to our organization because he or she will facilitate our organization’s growing community engagement efforts. We are looking for candidates who are outgoing and passionate about our mission and serving

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Meet SFC’s Newest Staff Member-Adriana De Santiago!

MEET ADRIANA!   Please welcome our new Accounting Intern, Adriana De Santiago! She will be working with Jasmine, our Controller/Accounting Manager, this summer. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she comes from a family of five, and is the oldest of three siblings. She attended Sacred Heart High School, where

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SFC Launches Weekly Pantry for LATTC Students!

LOS ANGELES –St. Francis Center Los Angeles (SFC) officially launched its weekly satellite pantry on Tuesday, May 15 at 10:30 a.m. to provide free fresh, nutritious groceries for students of Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC). According to LATTC’s president, Laurence B. Frank, 30% of students are homeless, and 60% struggle

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Happy Mother’s Day from SFC!

Happy Mother’s Day! In honor of Mother’s Day, we’d like you to meet one of our mothers in our pantry program, Marta. Marta, one of our guests in case management, is a mother of six children, living in the low-income neighborhoods surrounding St. Francis Center. A survivor of domestic violence,

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SFC’s Volunteer Spotlight ~ Richard!

MEET RICHARD!   Richard started volunteering at SFC in February, and is now one of our regular volunteers during our breakfast program! Richard decided to start volunteering at SFC, because he was inspired by his friend, Friar Benjamin, who recently started missionary work with the Franciscans of Poor of Jesus

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Happy Earth Day from SFC!

Happy Earth Day!   In celebration of Earth Day, we’d like to reflect on our partnership with several of Los Angeles’ waste haulers that makes it possible for us to rescue more quality, fresh food than ever before and reduce food waste in landfills! Read more about this partnership here!  

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Meet SFC’s Newest Staff Member-Dulce Suarez!

MEET DULCE!   Please welcome our new Outreach Program Assistant, Dulce Suarez! She will be working with our Resource Specialist, Thalia, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Dulce was born in Mexico City but moved to Los Angeles when she was six years old, and has lived

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