Posts Tagged ‘food’

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Happy National Volunteer Week!

April 13th, 2016 by Charmaine

April 13, 2016 • St. Francis Center is so grateful for the 3,500 volunteers that dedicated over 21,000 hours to Serving Hope in the last year. The Center’s small staff distributes over 1 million pounds of food through our programs and volunteers play a vital role in supporting every aspect of SFC’s daily operations. Volunteer Group […]

Meet Lionel~A True SFCLA Success Story!

March 9th, 2016 by Charmaine

March 9, 2016 • Every other Saturday the dedicated members of the Order of Malta serve a fully cooked, hot breakfast to SFCLA’s homeless guests. Equipped with special hygiene kits and socks, this wonderful group of volunteers is always willing to greet each person with a smile and treat them with respect, truly embodying the […]

Spring Break at SFCLA!

March 2nd, 2016 by Charmaine

March 2, 2016 • Each spring students at universities across the country participate in Alternative Break or Immersion programs. During Spring Break these students explore social issues through meaningful service and reflection, utilizing their time off from school to strengthen communities and serve those in need. At SFCLA we are grateful to have several partnerships […]

Meet Regina: SFCLA Volunteer Spotlight

February 17th, 2016 by Charmaine

February 17, 2016 • Many of the 3,503 volunteers who served 21,855 hours at SFC last year were local residents of Southern California. However some were tourists or students from across the globe, dedicated to Serving Hope during their travels.  Meet Regina, a visitor from Germany, who uses her spare time while in the US to volunteer […]

Lenten Reflections 2016

February 10th, 2016 by Charmaine

February 10, 2016 • Pope Francis announced the start of an extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy in December, saying he wants to make it evident that the Church’s mission is to be a witness of compassion. Then in January in his annual message to kickoff the upcoming 40-day Lenten season, he calls on us to, “Overcome our […]

Meet the talented winners of SFC’s first art contest!

February 3rd, 2016 by Charmaine

February 3, 2016 • Last month SFC held its first art contest for guests who utilize our programs. We believe by giving our guests the means and opportunity to share their artistic gifts, we are restoring hope needed to lead to positive change. Meet the winners: This is the Homeless Art Winner, Rubeny Lipania. He chose […]

Exciting Program Extensions at SFC in 2016!

January 20th, 2016 by Charmaine

January 20, 2016 • SFC kicked off 2016 with a new weekly satellite pantry service at a local parish and school that we have partnered with in the past, Immaculate Conception School. Our goal is to register 50 families initially and eventually serve up to 100 low-income families in the surrounding neighborhoods. Traditionally, SFC’s Pantry […]