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Meet SFC’s Newest Staff Member-Thalia Carreras!

June 7th, 2017 by Claudia Chow

Please welcome our new Resource Specialist, Thalia Carreras! She was born in Mexico City but moved to Long Beach when she was three years old. She earned her Associate’s degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Los Angeles Harbor College in spring of 2015, and then transferred to CSU Dominguez Hills, where she earned her […]

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SFC Officially Opens New Showers and Restrooms!

June 2nd, 2017 by Claudia Chow

This past Tuesday was the official opening of our newly remodeled showers and restrooms. Our organizations’s facilities had not been updated since we first moved into the building in 1992, and some fixtures had unfortunately fallen into disrepair. We broke ground at the end of March, and we now have double the number of shower stalls for […]

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Meet SFC’s Newest Staff Member-Claudia Chow!

June 2nd, 2017 by Claudia Chow

Please welcome the newest member of our SFC staff, Claudia Chow! Claudia is originally from the Bay Area, and is a recent graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles, where she majored in politics and minored in sociology. She brings with her experience working with various public and private law firms, as well as communications […]

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Meet Alicia!

May 17th, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

MEET ALICIA! Help us welcome one of the newest members of our SFC staff, Alicia Moreno Alicia, mother of four, and her family live in the low-income neighborhoods surrounding  St. Francis Center. Her family emigrated from El Salvador to escape the violence and corruption in her native country during the 12-year civil war.   One day […]

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SFC’s Mother’s Day Event Now An Annual Tradition!

May 10th, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14! For St. Francis Center’s third-annual Mother’s Day event, regular volunteer and photographer Javi de Leon (www.javi.photo) generously offered to do free photoshoot sittings for our mothers with their families at St. Francis Center last Saturday. Mothers will then receive their 8×10 photo during their Pantry Service visit this Saturday […]

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Meet SFC’s Newest Staff Member-Jasmine Bravo!

May 3rd, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

MEET JASMINE! Help us welcome the newest member of our SFC staff, Jasmine Bravo! Jasmine just joined us at the end of March as our new Controller and Accounting Manager. She brings with her over 11 years of experience in all segments of the financial services field. Jasmine, who was born in Los Angeles, was […]

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Get Ready to Celebrate National Volunteer Week with SFC!

April 21st, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

Next week SFC will kick off our National Volunteer Week celebration! St. Francis Center is so grateful for the 3,500 volunteers that dedicated over 21,000 hours to Serving Hope in the last year. We distribute $2.5 million worth of rescued food through our programs and volunteers play a vital role in supporting every aspect of SFC’s […]

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USC Fraternity Launches Food Donation Project with SFC!

April 19th, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

Last month, students from the USC fraternity Phi Kappa Psi launched a food recovery project called GreekEats. Leading the effort is Stephen Ruff, a senior at USC and Phi Kappa Psi’s philanthropy chair. Initially, he raised $3,000 to start this project where he and his fraternity brothers collect leftover food from their fraternity and now […]

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Happy Easter from SFC!

April 16th, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

Happy Easter! Marking the end of the Lenten season, Easter is a time for hope and renewal. In the spirit of this time of year, we would like to share a story about one of our guests. George is a homeless veteran who first heard about St. Francis Center through word of mouth. He has […]

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SFC’s 1st Art Workshop A Success!

April 13th, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

  From the Desk of Kitty Powers, SFC’s Resource Specialist: For over a year, St. Francis Center has held several art contests featuring an ongoing display of art from our guests on the walls in our front program room. The art wall has been an inspiration to our guests who have expressed interest in being […]

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