St. Francis Center

Cause Area

  • Homeless & Housing
  • Seniors


1835 S. Hope StLOS ANGELES, CA 90015 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Since 1972, St. Francis Center has provided relief and support to homeless and extremely low-income individuals and families in Los Angeles. Much more than a soup kitchen or a food pantry, we offer a unique range of services to sustain and empower those in need. Welcoming all with joy, dignity and compassion, we dedicate ourselves every day to Serving Hope in our community.


Our two main programs include our Unhoused Wellbeing - Breakfast Service and the Family Wellbeing - Food Pantry Distribution. Our to-go breakfast service is part of our Unhoused Wellbeing Program. Members of our unhoused community visit the centermost mornings for a hot coffee and breakfast which also includes a bag of lunch for later. Our Food Pantry distribution is part of our Family Well-Being Program. Extremely low-income families, seniors, students, and individuals from the community visit the center once a week for groceries (our distribution days are from Wednesday-Saturday). They receive a pantry program box that includes a variety of fresh produce, bread, and canned goods.


Would you recommend St. Francis Center?
4 reviews Write a review
by Juan G. from Los angeles, CA (July 10, 2023)
I think it's critical and helps reduce the stress and struggles people go through when experiencing homelessness and loss of jobs.
by Vicky O. from LOS ANGELES, CA (July 6, 2018)
Super friendly staff and co-volunteers. There is a sense of community between the staff and volunteers among the people that come to St. Francis Center.
by Alexis G. (October 24, 2015)
I'm very likely to recommend this organization to a friend because I feel it is always important to help those in need and most importantly the experience, the effect it can have on you mentally. I feel it will be a mind opening experience that makes you want to get others involved to help.
by Kenya D. from Bellflower, CA (September 23, 2015)
I would strongly recommend this noble organization because I have only heard an abundance of positive reviews as well as praises.

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