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SFC is now hiring for two positions!

February 14th, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

St. Francis Center is currently accepting applications for two positions: Resource Specialist and Accounting Manager. Please view the full job descriptions for both positions on idealist.org. Our mission is to feed, serve, and walk with the poor as a community of hope in the spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi. Ideal candidates would be passionate about […]

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SFC Begins Offering Case Management!

February 8th, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

Starting this week, St. Francis Center is excited to officially launch case management as part of our Resource Services for guests! This new component of our program offerings will expand our current Resource Services, which include referrals for health care services, shelter for families and individuals, and assistance obtaining IDs for jobs and social security. SFC’s […]

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Recently, the seven United States Order of Friars Minor Provincials released the following statement on the president’s executive order pertaining to immigrants and refugees:” US FRANCISCANS FRANCISCAN FRIARS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PO BOX 61128 • NEW BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS 02746 • 860.759.2427 [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2017 “I was a stranger and […]

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SFC’s Art Display Inspires Homeless Guest to Give Back

February 1st, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

“Feed the body food and drink, it will survive today. Feed the soul art and music, it will live forever.” – Julie Andrews   Jorge outside SFC with his original artwork. Last year, SFC held its first art contest for guests who utilize our programs. We have held several other art contests since and now feature an ongoing display of […]

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SFC’s Volunteer Spotlight ~ Vanessa!

January 26th, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

MEET VANESSA! Vanessa has been volunteering every Friday morning with our Senior Pantry Service for the past six months. As the owner of Vittorio’s restaurant in Pacific Palisades, Vanessa finds time in her busy schedule to spend time at SFC preparing grocery bags for our low-income senior guests and sorting and organizing food donations. Known […]

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SFC Welcomes Loyola H.S. Volunteers!

January 26th, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

SFC extends an official warm welcome to three seniors from Loyola High School who will be volunteering for the month of January! Every year, Loyola H.S. seniors spend the first month of the year volunteering at nonprofits as part of their senior service project. SFC has been a proud host of students for many years […]

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Special Events Raise More Funds for SFC!

December 14th, 2016 by Charmaine
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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
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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
 Lacewell

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
 Lacewell

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 […]