Tag Archives: St. Francis House

In The News: Former Miss Venezuela Killed, Wine While Pregnant, Homeless Take Shelter, UF Finally Upgrades

By on January 7th, 2014 | Last updated: January 7, 2014 at 3:59 pm

UF preparing to upgrade 30-year-old student records system | Gainesville.com – It will take about four years for the university to start using the new system, which is estimated to cost between $40 million and $70 million. The new system will [...]

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Where To Donate Clothes For Gainesville Homeless As Temperatures Drop

By on October 29th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 7:31 pm

As temperatures drop in North Central Florida, Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry advises the community not to drop donations downtown, but rather bring them to the shelters accepting donations.

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As temperatures drop, overburdened St. Francis House opens doors to Gainesville homeless

By on March 28th, 2013 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 10:16 am

Several chilly nights across North Central Florida have come as a surprise for late March. At the St. Francis House in Gainesville, staff and volunteers are working to ensure that those who can’t always get out of the cold have a place to go.

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Students at St. Francis school react to new pope

By on March 15th, 2013 | Last updated: March 15, 2013 at 6:45 pm

The new pope has some students excited at the St. Francis High School. WUFT’s Nickelle Smith visited the school to gauge reaction to the election of the new head of the Catholic church.

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Gainesville farm grows vegetables for local soup kitchen

By and on December 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 6, 2012 at 11:32 am

Gainesville’s first urban farm is putting a charitable spin on the farm-to-table concept by donating locally grown vegetables to a Gainesville homeless shelter and soup kitchen.

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Gainesville’s St. Francis food collections down for Thanksgiving

By on November 15th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 3:55 pm

On Thanksgiving Day each year, the St. Francis House uses food and money donations from the community in order to provide the homeless with a full Thanksgiving dinner. But this year, they are looking at nearly bare cupboards.

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Gainesville braces for cold weather

By on October 29th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm

The temperature in Gainesville is expected to drop below 40 degrees Monday evening, prompting Gainesville residents to make preparations.

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Locals partnering up to grow food for those in need

By on October 19th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:45 pm

With the holiday season about a month away, local farmers are turning an empty lot into a crop field for a charitable cause.

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