Wednesday evening emergency food pantry  

Starting February 1st, the Franciscan Center’s Emergency Food Pantry will be open during our Wednesday Evening Community Dinner for guests who can’t make it to the Center during the day.

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Souper Bowl of Caring  

Help us TACKLE HUNGER in Baltimore this winter by supporting the Franciscan Center’s Souper Bowl of Caring! Click here to learn more.

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Attire for Hire  

The Center’s Attire 4 Hire programs outfits men head-to-toe in free professional clothing that is theirs to keep!

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Health Care Services Available  

Healthcare for the Homeless announces a NEW SCHEDULE for their mobile clinic! Starting on September 28th, the HCH van will be parked in front of the Franciscan Center’s 23rd Street entrance from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the SECOND and FOURTH WEDNESDAYS of each month.

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Need Help?

Click here for a list of the Franciscan Center guest services.

BGE Assistance

Guest Services


During the FY2014, the Center served 102,195 meals.


The mission of the Franciscan Center is to provide emergency assistance and supportive outreach to persons who are economically disadvantaged in an effort to assist them in realizing their self-worth and dignity as people of God.

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We're looking for volunteers who can commit one day each month to serve in our soup kitchen. We'd be delighted to welcome you!

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