Agriculture, Food, Nutrition

St. Francis Center

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • www.sfcla.org

Mission Statement

St. Francis Center's (SFC) mission is to feed, serve and walk with the poor as a community of hope. SFC's services are open to all guests regardless of faith, race, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristics protected by law.

SFC serves homeless and extremely low-­income individuals and families in downtown Los Angeles, primarily service planning area (SPA) 4 and surrounding communities.

Main Programs

  1. Family Well-Being Program
  2. Homeless Well-Being Program
  3. Youth Empowered for Success (YES) Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Metropolitan Los Angeles, specifically the South Park, Garment District, Pico Union and North University Park neighborhoods

ruling year

1946

Principal Officer since 2011

Self-reported

Mrs. Jill Remelski

Keywords

Self-reported

Food Pantry, Soup Kitchen, Youth Programs, Health Care

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EIN

95-4479271

 Number

4895092300

Physical Address

1835 South Hope Street

Los Angeles, 90015

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Health Support Services (E60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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St. Francis Center has served the immediate needs of the homeless and near homeless families and individuals in our community for almost 40 years. Even through the challenging economic climate of the past years, we have been able to meet the demand for our services.
 
2010 Accomplishments:
 
Family Well-Being Program
 
Our guests were given a new opportunity to shop at the Pantry Service four times a week.  We were able to give 12,297 families the opportunity to "shop" for fresh, nutritious groceries.  In an effort to increase the quality and nutritional balance of the food we provide, we spent 25 percent more on food in 2010.  As a result, we were able to provide guests with proteins and fruits in almost every grocery bag.
 
We added a hot meal as part of our Senior Service and were able to distribute 13 percent more food (140,167 pounds) to 2,473 guests through the program than last year.
 
Homeless Well-Being Program 
We added two hot meals per week, seated lunch service, and served a total of 55,481 guests through our program in 2010.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Family Well-Being Program

Through our Family Well-Being Program, we offer our Pantry Services and Senior Services. Our Pantry Services are available for near homeless families and individuals four times a week and our Senior Services are available for guests age 60 and older on Fridays. We provide guests with the opportunity to shop for an average of 45 pounds of nutritious groceries including fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, rice, beans and canned food.
Pantry Services: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Senior Services: Friday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 2

Homeless Well-Being Program

The Homeless Well-Being Program provides the homeless with six warm meals and sack lunches six days a week through our served meal service and special meals on holidays. We distribute hygiene kits, which include basic toiletries and clothing. Six times a month, we offer healthservices through two local agency partners. Additional services to ease the day-to-day suffering of the homeless include our Shower Program, Mail Service, Respite Care, and Resource Services.
Served Meals: Monday (To Go) from 1-1:30 Tuesday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. & 1-1:30 Saturday from 8:30-9:45 a.m. &
1-3:30 Clínica Monseñor Oscar A. Romero-1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at 9 a.m., QueensCare Health and Faith Partnership-Tuesday from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Population(s) Served

Homeless

Budget

Program 3

Youth Empowered for Success (YES) Program

Our Youth Empowered for Success Program offers enriching opportunities for children of the near homeless families we serve in our community including our After School Program, sports program, enrichment activities, and Youth Summer Camp Program.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Metropolitan Los Angeles, specifically the South Park, Garment District, Pico Union and North University Park neighborhoods

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St Francis Center
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31
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St. Francis Center

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Jill Remelski

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Gerard A. Gumbleton

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