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SFC Guest Transitions from Homelessness

March 2nd, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

The Lenten season is upon us!   After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, this season mirrors that of springtime among our staff and volunteers who view this time of year as one of reflection and we focus on serving hope to our guests with renewed enthusiasm.   GUEST SPOTLIGHT: Marc’s Journey   Marc […]

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Special Events Raise More Funds for SFC!

December 14th, 2016 by Charmaine

12.14.16 ~ We are honored to have incredible partner organizations that align with our goal of Serving Hope to those in need. Recently SFC Executive Director, Jose Ramirez, participated in the Pennies From Kevan Foundation 5K with 50 other participants with proceeds benefiting SFC. Pennies From Kevan Foundation honors the memory of a giving and selfless young […]

Is it HOT in here or is just our tamales?

December 7th, 2016 by Charmaine

12.7.2016 | St. Francis Center’s 6th-Annual TOP TAMALE Fundraiser is really heating up! We have sold more than 330 dozen tamales, raising funds to benefit programs for the extremely-low income guests who utilize our pantry program. Meet Lourdes, one of the TOP TAMALE chefs: Lourdes, originally introduced to St. Francis Center through a friend who utilizes our services, has […]

St. Francis Center has chosen our TOP TAMALE!

November 21st, 2016 by Charmaine

Recently SFC held the TOP TAMALE Kick-off & Tasting Event and a winner was chosen! Meet Carmen, the 2016 TOP TAMALE winner.To help support her family of 6, she sells her tamales on weekends and they always sell out! Carmen’s delicious award winning chicken tamales are available this holiday. Carmen says, “SFC helps us with weekly groceries, the least […]

TOP TAMALE season is back at SFC!

November 2nd, 2016 by Charmaine

11.2.2016 St. Francis Center’s 6th-Annual Fundraiser is here! Six 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 tamales were […]

Hope Street’s first ever Homeless Connect Day was a huge success!

October 27th, 2016 by Charmaine

10.27.2016 Last Friday St. Francis Center hosted the first ever Homeless Connect Day on Hope Street in partnership with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Public Engagement and the SPA 6 Coalition. 340 guests received a free brunch on site including coffee, pancakes, eggs, and bacon & hygiene kits 35 guests received showers, clean underwear and socks 35 guests received […]

10.19.2016 ~ On Friday, October 21, 2016 St. Francis Center will host the first ever Homeless Connect Day on Hope Street in partnership with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Public Engagement and the SPA 6 Coalition.  This free event, from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., will bring together over 30 Los Angeles agencies including the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, Los Angeles Regional […]

Get to Know Another Friends Of SFC Event Honoree Group-SoCal Gas

October 5th, 2016 by Charmaine

We would like to introduce another incredible group that will be honored at tomorrow’s special event! Southern California Gas Company Employees from SoCal Gas started volunteering at St. Francis Center over two years ago to serve breakfast to our homeless guests every Friday morning. Since then they have supported our Youth Summer Camp Program by […]

Only Week Left to Get Your Tickets!

September 28th, 2016 by Charmaine

GET YOUR TICKETS BY FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30! For the 7th Annual Friends of St. Francis Center Event  @ Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm {Tickets include a 3-course dinner, parking and drinks} Purchase tickets now by clicking here. Proceeds will benefit SFC’s programs […]

St. Francis Center could not sustain our mission to feed, serve, and walk with the poor as a community of hope without dedicated volunteers and donors. At this year’s Friends of St. Francis Center Event several honoree groups will be recognized for truly exemplifying this mission. John Murray and Friends Over two years ago, John […]