Filling the Nutrition Gap Through School Pantries

“I’m bringing food from my home and leave it on my desk. When a student is hungry they can help themselves. It’s so sad, everything I bring is gone by 10am!” ~ A local elementary teacher. Learning takes more than pencils and books, it also takes good nutrition. When children get the food they need […]

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Day On The Ridge 2019

We had unexpected rain, thunder, lightning and cold weather, but nothing could keep us from making this the most successful DoR event ever! Instead of complaints, we experienced the love and fortitude of our friends and supporters. Most everyone stayed through it all and we ended up dancing in the rain! The Chizanskos family, along […]

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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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