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ST. FRANCIS CENTER LOS ANGELES NEWS

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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Wine & Paint Night to Benefit SFC!

Wine & Paint Night Hosted by and Margaret Griego   Monday, May 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Casa Fina Restaurant & Cantina, 1842 E. First, L.A., CA 90033 Unlock your creativity and support a great cause! Enjoy a glass of your favorite vino while learning how to re-create a featured

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Summer Camp is just around the Corner!

Every summer, SFC sends children of the extremely low-income families we serve through our pantry service to camp and our program staff have been working hard over the last few weeks to register youth for camp! This summer, our goal is to send about 100 youth to overnight, weeklong camp

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SFC Partner Spotlight ~ Stella’s Socks!

Thanks to our new partnership with Stella’s Socks, we are keeping up with the demand for our shower program for our homeless guests with their generous sock donations!  In January, Stella’s Socks donated a total of 1,750 pairs of men’s and women’s socks, and yesterday, they donated an additional 2,000

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Showering our Guests with Hope

Two years ago we were able to provide just over 1,100 showers for guests, now we are providing almost 4,500 showers annually for our guests through our on-site showers and through our partnership with Lava Mae Los Angeles. We have been experiencing an increased demand for our shower program as

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