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Join us for the 7th Annual Friends of St. Francis Center Event!

September 7th, 2016 by Charmaine
 Lacewell

9.7.2016~Our 7th-Annual FRIENDS OF ST. FRANCIS CENTER event will be held Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles for the first time! Proceeds will benefit SFC’s programs for homeless & extremely low-income families & individuals, helping to provide fresh, nutritious food to […]

Help St. Francis Center for FREE!

September 1st, 2016 by Charmaine
 Lacewell

9.1.2016~Renew your Ralph’s & Food 4 Less Community Program Participation Shop for groceries and show your support for St. Francis Center at the same time. It’s fast, easy and FREE. Just link your Ralphs or Food For Less Rewards card to SFC and every time you shop a donation will go to the center! ATTENTION! Even if […]

Meet St. Francis Centers New Jesuit Volunteers!

August 24th, 2016 by Charmaine
 Lacewell

8.24.2016~Each August SFC is honored to host new members from the Jesuit Volunteer Corps as part of our team. For more than 50 years JVC has engaged brave young believers in vital service within poor communities, fostering the growth of leaders committed to faith in action. Meet Mary & Caitlin who will be Serving Hope with […]

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SFC Back-to-School Drive A Huge Success!

August 17th, 2016 by Charmaine
 Lacewell

8.17.2016~Recently SFC held its annual Back-To-School Drive for the youth of the extremely low-income families that utilize our pantry services. 226 children, from Kindergarten to 12th grade, were supplied with all the tools necessary for a successful and productive year, including back packs, notebooks, pens and pencils. There were also activities and fun treats for […]

7th-Annual Friends of St. Francis Center Event

August 10th, 2016 by Charmaine
 Lacewell

8.10.2016~Our 7th-Annual FRIENDS OF ST. FRANCIS CENTER event will be held Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 celebrating the feast of St. Francis at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles for the first time! Join over 150 SFC supporters from L.A. to Orange County to continue in the community tradition of this fun-filled event for […]

#CampOrBust Update ~ SFC sends more kids to camp!

August 4th, 2016 by Charmaine
 Lacewell

  8.4.2016~Today St. Francis Center sent the last group of overnight campers to their week long excursion at Circle V Ranch in Santa Barbara. 47 kids, from the extremely low-income families that utilize pantry services at SFC, will enjoy innovative and enriching outdoor activities that will help build their self-esteem and expand their knowledge. None […]

Meet SFC’s Summer Interns!

July 27th, 2016 by Charmaine
 Lacewell

  7.27.2016 {SFC Summer Interns: Alice, Selena, Kerryanne. *Not Pictured Victoria}   St. Francis Center is always looking to expand its reach and impact on our community. As a non-profit we have a small staff and rely on others to volunteer their time in Serving Hope to the hundreds of guests who come to our […]

SFC Youth Head To Overnight Camp!

July 20th, 2016 by Charmaine
 Lacewell

7.20.2016 • Tomorrow the first set of kids, sponsored by generous donors, will head to an overnightweeklong retreat at Camp Mariastella in the mountains of Wrightwood, California! The philosophy of Camp Mariastella is to give youth a place to “be still and pause a while” in a scenic, safe environment, where listening, sharing and growing happen naturally. At […]

SFC Volunteer Spotlight ~ Meet our Baristas!

July 13th, 2016 by Charmaine
 Lacewell

7.13.2016 • Recently SFC has been featuring a new coffee roast each week for homeless guests to enjoy during breakfast service. It is important that our guests are treated with respect and we believe this simple gesture can help make them feel appreciated. Like many of us, a good day starts with a good cup of coffee […]

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SFC Camp or Bust ~ Day Camp Recap

July 6th, 2016 by Charmaine
 Lacewell

{Check our more picture on our Facebook page}   7.6.2016 • For the last two weeks SFC has hosted a weeklong day camp for the kids of the extremely low-income families who utilize our pantry services. Each day of the camp had a specific focus structured around providing educational and enriching experiences for young people who […]