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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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SFC’s Volunteer Spotlight ~ Barbara!

April 5th, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

MEET BARBARA! Barbara has been volunteering every Wednesday for the past five months to serve breakfast to our homeless guests. Responding to our need for some additional support, she gladly offered to stay beyond her morning shift to also help with administrative tasks! Barbara originally found out about St. Francis Center through her husband, Tim, […]

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SFC Kicks Off Construction on New Showers for Guests!

March 29th, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

Last Friday, St. Francis Center officially broke ground on a construction project to remodel our shower and restroom facility to accommodate more of our homeless and extremely low-income guests! Access to free, safe showers in our community is very limited. In fact, SFC is the only facility where homeless guests can take a shower south […]

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SFC is Now Hiring!

March 23rd, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

St. Francis Center is currently accepting applications for two positions: Development Associate and Resource Specialist. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about our mission and serving hope to the homeless and extremely low-income guests we serve. The Development Associate position is integral to our organization because he or she helps secure donations from […]

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Give Back St. Francis Center While You Shop!

March 8th, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

Did you know you can shop and show your support for St. Francis Center at the same time? Shop at AmazonSmile and Amazon will make a donation to St. Francis Center! Support us every time you make a purchase and each quarter, the AmazonSmile Foundation will make a donation to SFCLA by electronic funds transfer.  “I do most of my […]

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SFC Guest Pays It Forward!

March 3rd, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

MEET MIRTHA Recently, one of our past pantry service guests, Mirtha, dropped off a huge donation of clothing including men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. She says she and her husband struggle to support their family of six by working part-time just making minimum wage. Our pantry services have been a safety net for them when […]

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