Francis House, Inc.

Francis House is an interfaith center designed to respond with compassion and justice to the spiritual, emotional, educational and physical well being of individuals and families infected, affected or at risk for HIV/AIDS.
Nov 6, 2015

Thank you for your support!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our donors for their support of pur project.

We are sad to deativate this project but we will continue to look for ways to support our food pantry.

Over the last few years of this project, your donations have allowed us to purahase over 35,000 pounds of food that was able to be distributed to our HIV community.  That is no small accomplishment.  

As our client base continues to grow, we continue to adapt and learn from their needs.  While food insecurity plays a major role in our clients lives, we have to look for more creative ways to meet that need.

We are humbly grateful for all of your support and we look forward to bringing you a new project in the near future.

Aug 4, 2015

Food Pantry Update

Over the last year, I have updated you on our food pantry struggles. 

In 2014, our food pantry provided over $15,000 worth of food and hygiene items through the first six months of the year. In calculating our numbers for 2015, we have provided 31% less food through the first six months.  Some of this is due to funding, some of this is due to the lack of availability of food from our local food bank. 

It would be easy to go and shop at Walmart for food but we would be limited to cheaper, unhealthier foods.  Our food bank provides us with the opportunity for buying food in bulk at lower prices to feed more people.

We are happy to report that the limited monies we have for food and hygiene can be directed all toward food!  We received a grant from Broadway Cares that will allow us to keep the pantry stocked with hygiene items so that your donations can be utilized 100% to increase our food output.

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to raising our numbers again soon!

Apr 28, 2015

Our Food Pantry is in Jeapardy

In 2007 when we started our food pantry, it was designed to be a source of food to supplement what our clients were receiving at other food banks.  We had a large monthly budget and kept it fully stocked at all times.

Times are very different today.  Today, those other food pantries don't exist. Our budget is half of what it used to and the clients are dependent on us as their sole source of food.  We can not keep food stocked for more than a day or so and our staff has limited time to access the food banks in the area.  

As we move forward with our core services, we contemplate shutting the food pantry down all together and focusing our nutritional efforts on the daily meals we provide.  With your help, we won't have to make this tough decision.  Plain and simple.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you!

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