Poor Nutrition Limits Learning

“My mom used to give us coffee to make the hunger pangs go away.” Hunger is the quiet social issue that is persistent in our community.  At St. Joseph’s Family Center we fight it daily. But when one of our children is hungry, we all suffer, and we are compelled to do more. Hunger can […]

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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Faces of Homelessness

Homeless comes in many faces…  After being diagnosed with kidney cancer Verna was faced with homelessness. It became too much to keep up with the job she loved as a hairdresser. “It was hard. I am a college graduate and I never thought I would have to deal with the things that I am.” Verna […]

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Story of Miguel

Miguel Gomez has seen the face of homelessness first hand, and knows intimately how living on the streets can be a debilitating experience. “I lived under a bridge most of the eight years I was homeless. I panhandled regularly, recycled cans and bottles when I was able and was addicted to various drugs.” It was […]

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“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)