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Our Volunteers Shine!

St. Joseph’s Family Center is blessed with many wonderful volunteers. A few of them have volunteered to tell us a little bit more about themselves and what led them to Get Involved in serving at St. Joseph’s Family Center.


St. Joseph’s Family Center has been a venerable institution in South County for 35 years. We are proud that over 90% of our financial resources go directly to assist hundreds of very low-income families and the homeless in our community. Our overhead, administration and fund raising cost have traditionally been only 7-8% of our total […]


Special events to raise awareness and needed supplies!   Throughout the year St Joseph’s Family Center holds special events to bring awareness and support for the many programs that aid our clients in need of financial and nutritional assistance. All money raised stays in our community to assist our neighbors in need.   Upcoming Events~ […]


Our Mission: To alleviate hunger and homelessness in South Santa Clara County by providing food, housing and employment related services, and advocating for system changes to improve the quality of life for the most vulnerable people in our communities. The history of St. Joseph’s Family Center is a testament to grassroots efforts to create change locally. In the mid-1960’s, a group of women from St. Mary Parish saw a need to help the poor. Spearheaded by Marge Albaugh, these women worked diligently to secure donations of food and clothing for those who were part of the parish community. After time, Ms. Albaugh recognized these needs existed throughout the entire community, so in 1981, the formal organization, St. Joseph’s Family Center, was born. The organization grew as did the City of Gilroy, and as the numbers needing help swelled. SJFC became the giving arm of a consortium of local churches, businesses and individuals. While the name has remained the same, signifying... 

Recent Updates

Donation Drive

        Donations of non-perishable food items are greatly needed!   Due to the increased demand for food services on Mondays and Fridays we are asking for all donations to be made on:   Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am – 1:00pm. Please pull up to the front of the pantry driveway for assistance in unloading.     The needs we are seeing are unprecedented, and have increased dramatically – mostly from families and individuals... 

Coronavirus Update

The health and safety of our clients, volunteers and staff is our highest priority.   As responders in emergency situations, it is essential that we keep critical resources available to those who need them.   St. Joseph’s Family Center is prepared to serve our community during the coronavirus pandemic. Your support will help us respond quickly and compassionately.   Please consider donating – and help us keep “Gilroy Strong” by taking action today!     *********************************************************   We... 

“So many times you feel helpless on what to do to help others, volunteering and donating to SJFC makes me feel less helpless and that I am making a difference in someone else’s life.”~ Cindy

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    “You are wonderful. My son is in town to visit me and you made it possible for me to cook him a meal. It made me feel good to be able to do that for him. It made him feel like old times.” ~ Brenda (homeless)