Posts Tagged ‘family well being’

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 […]

#CampOrBust Update ~ SFC sends more kids to camp!

August 4th, 2016 by Charmaine

  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 […]

SFC Camp or Bust ~ Just over half way to our goal!

June 22nd, 2016 by Charmaine

June 22, 2016 We need your help to send 330 kids to camp this summer!   Thanks to the contribution of generous donors we have raised just over half of the money needed to give the gift of camp to all the children whose extremely-low income families utilize pantry services at SFC. With our larger service […]

SoCal Gas Supports SFC Youth Camp Program with Special Event!

June 13th, 2016 by Charmaine

On Monday, almost 50 employees from SoCal Gas participated in a special volunteer event on site hosted by the Pipeline Integrity Team at the SoCal Gas Tower in Downtown Los Angeles in support of our Youth Summer Camp Program. Not only did SoCal’s employees raise funds to help us reach our goal of sending 330 […]

Camp or Bust 2016 is here!

May 25th, 2016 by Charmaine

  Summer is just around the corner and that means we will be kicking off camp soon!  Every summer, SFC sends children of the extremely low-income families we serve through our pantry program to camp. Due to an increased demand for our food pantry, our goal this year is to give 330 disadvantaged youth (the most ever!) […]

Community Volunteer Spotlight~Mothers Get Involved

May 11th, 2016 by Charmaine

May 11, 2016 • Last Saturday SFC held a special event to celebrate Mother’s Day with our extremely-low income pantry guests. 47 mothers received a framed portrait of their families, provided by local photographer Jon Endow, along with roses, candy and jewelry, generously donated by a volunteer group. Refreshments were served and there was a station where kids were […]

2016 Friends of St. Francis Center Event

May 4th, 2016 by Charmaine

FRIENDS OF ST. FRANCIS CENTER Event Benefiting St. Francis Center’s Programs for Homeless & Extremely Low-Income Families & Individuals SAVE THE DATE! 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. […]

2016 TOP TAMALE Fundraising Event

May 4th, 2016 by Charmaine

Our Pantry Service offers free, fresh produce and groceries weekly for extremely low-income families near the Center. Six years ago, Pantry Service guests captured the true spirit of the holidays and expressed their desire to help raise funds for the programs on which they so deeply rely. In response, SFC held its first-annual tamale cook-off, where participants competed […]

TOP TAMALE 2015 Was A Huge Success!

May 3rd, 2016 by Charmaine

Check out a video highlighting the TOP TAMALE tasting event on our YouTube page.  Get a behind the scenes look! See the hard work, dedication and love these amazing ladies put into their family recipes, and the impact it has on their lives. Thanks to dedicated donors, sponsors and guests, SFCLA sold over 430 dozen tamales, more than […]

TOP TAMALE is back and tastier than ever!

November 24th, 2014 by SFCLA

Support our Fourth-Annual tamale fundraiser where Pantry Service guests competed to become the    We hope to raise $20,000 in support of our fresh produce pantry services in Los Angeles. Read the letter from Jose Ramirez, our executive director about TOP TAMALE.   You can order by mail, online, or call us at (213) 747-5347. Please place your order […]