Posts Tagged ‘pantry’

Easter Week at SFC!

March 23rd, 2016 by Charmaine

March 23, 2016 • Easter Sunday is this weekend! Marking the end of the Lenten season, it is a time to gather with friends and family, share a meal and celebrate the blessings of life. At SFC, this is a special time as the traditions of the season align directly with our mission to feed, […]

SFC + UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic

March 16th, 2016 by Charmaine

March 16, 2016 • St. Francis Center is grateful to have an ongoing partnership with the UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic, providing our underserved guests with high-quality eye care. Last week 9 homeless and extremely-low income guests were given the opportunity to receive a free eye exam, glaucoma screening and a pair of prescription glasses. The UCLA […]

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 […]

SFC~Serving Hope to Seniors

February 24th, 2016 by Charmaine

February 24, 2106 • SFC provides nutritious groceries and a warm meal once a week for guests age 60+ through our Senior Services program. Additionally, we offer health education, activities such as games and movie days, and other enriching activities. Our seniors come to St. Francis Center for much more than food; they also come […]

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 […]

SFC Congratulates Newly Elected Franciscan Friars Leaders!

January 27th, 2016 by Charmaine

January 27, 2016 • SFC congratulates Fr. David Gaa, Order of Friars Minor (OFM), the new provincial minister of the Franciscan Friars of the St. Barbara Province, which comprises 165 friars in the western United States. The Franciscan friars are members of the Order of Friars Minor, the Catholic religious community founded by St. Francis of Assisi in 1209. The […]

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 […]