Breaking Down Barriers

St. Joseph’s Family Center has started and is now serving 13 Off-Site Pantry locations. 10 of these pantries are located on School Sites allowing families to receive a full grocery allotment at the same time that they are picking up their children thus breaking down the barriers of time and transportation.  SJFC is committed to […]

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Day On The Ridge

St. Joseph’s Family Center sends out a heartfelt THANK YOU to the Chizanskos Family for hosting the biggest fundraising event in SJFC history, DAY ON THE RIDGE! Brenda and Shawn Chizanskos, along with Brian and Linda Girvin, Ed and Gwyn Sauceda, Vicki Goicovich, Jerry Ortiz, Linda Chen, David Leal, and dozens of other volunteers worked […]

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Gilroy Street Team ~ 2017 Volunteers of the Year

Congratulations to the St Joseph’s, Gilroy Street Team – 2017 VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR! The City of Gilroy recognized our own Gilroy Street Team as Volunteers of the Year at a beautiful Volunteer Recognition Reception. “St. Joseph’s Street Team has been volunteering for the City of Gilroy for eight years. They participate as Wipe Out […]

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Produce Monday

Produce Mondays One barrier to healthier eating is the cost of quality, fresh foods. Push Produce is a weekly program supported by Second Harvest Food Bank to provide free quality produce and promote healthy eating for low income families and individuals in our community. We distribute an average of 30,000 pounds of fresh produce to […]

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Finding Hope After Abuse: Miriam’s Story

   Finding Hope After Abuse: Miriam’s Story An inspirational survival story of hope and perseverance. After suffering years of abuse from her husband, Miriam found the resolve to fight back and gain control of her life. Miriam is now the Domestic Violence Coordinator (ONP) for St. Joseph’s Family Center.

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