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Why You Should “Give Up” Healthy Foods for Lent

We invite you to make this lent a time of raising healthy awareness by giving items you might not ordinarily consider donating to our pantry and help us feed the poor and homeless by giving them some of your fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Sacred Meals: When Food Means Liberation and Redemption

Sharing a meal: That’s how so many people of faith know and experience God. It has been that way for thousands of years.

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Christmas Wishes to You From Our Executive Director

The Center’s Thanksgiving dinner was served on Tuesday, November 23rd, to over 500 men, women and children in poverty; poverty has taken on a new and more desperate look in recent times. Because of the ongoing recession, our programs have been pushed to the brink as never before. There are days when our lunch line […]

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Happy Birthday Franciscan Center

Today, at 42, the Center is very much alive. Alive and well, and getting better every day. Our mission is being fulfilled in the same familiar and important ways, but also with new partnerships. Our kitchen staff and volunteers are working with the Johns Hopkins University Center for a Livable Future to provide more fresh, […]

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