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That’s a wrap! CSA Project ends 2nd Year

By Jennifer Lehman Development and Communications Coordinator Every Thursday afternoon, the bell rings at the Mace Street doorway. With reusable grocery bags in hand, Garry Oldham enters the Franciscan Center and walks over to the Emergency Food Pantry where he receives a large share of locally grown, fresh produce. “With the prices today of food, it’s almost […]

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CSA Project ends, Center tallies results

As leaves fall from the trees and cooler weather moves in, the summer growing season at One Straw Farm is winding down. Every Thursday since early June, One Straw Farm supplied 30 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares for the Franciscan Center’s Fresh Harvest CSA Project, a first-year initiative that provided Baltimore City residents with free […]

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Center distributes free CSA Shares

The Franciscan Center launched our latest healthy food initiative, the Fresh Harvest CSA Project, at a press conference during United Way’s Families Living United Healthy Foods Week in May. This innovative project is the first of its kind in Baltimore, providing free Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares to 30 Baltimore City residents in need throughout […]

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Healthy Food Initiative: Two Years and Still Strong

The first step in this journey began by connecting the Franciscan Center with a regular source of fresh, local produce to use in their meals in place of many canned and processed food products. Pin It

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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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What Are You Thankful for This Thanksgiving?

Each moment, every decision, we impact people around us. Often the simplest choice can dramatically change the trajectory of others.

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The New Faces of Homelessness: Part 2

‘Michelle’ is not what you would expect. When she came to the Center she stood out and did not look comfortable at all. However, she didn’t walk with the stature of a person who had been on the lower side of a shoe most of their lives. She was well dressed, hair styled, put together.

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The New Faces of Homelessness: Part 1

In January of 2008 Mayor Sheila Dixon launched an innovative and highly ambitious plan to end homelessness. The Journey Home, outlines a step by step plan of action for the city of Baltimore to end all homelessness by 2018.

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Hunger for Healthier Choices

The Franciscan Center strives to provide healthy food options to the economically disadvantaged in Baltimore City.

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Cooking Lessons at The Franciscan Center

Celebrity Chef Kim O’Donnel, author of The Meat Lovers Meatless Cookbook, shared some cooking tips with our chefs at the Franciscan Center on October 13, 2010. Since then, the Center has adopted “Meatless Mondays” and strives to always serve hot, nutritious meals.

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