Our Philosophy

Our PhilosophyWithout passing judgment, and in a spirit of love and hospitality, Loaves & Fishes feeds the hungry and shelters the homeless. We provide an oasis of welcome, safety, and cleanliness for homeless men, women and children seeking survival services.

Founded in 1983, we are governed by a board of directors selected from Loaves & Fishes and from the community-at-large – people who have demonstrated compassion and concern about the needs of the homeless and the indigent poor.

We recognize the dignity and spiritual destiny of each person, and hope by our attitude of hospitality and love, to nourish not only the physical needs of those who come to Loaves & Fishes, but also their spiritual need for love, acceptance, respect, and friendship.

We serve each person with the belief that "as often as you did it for one of my least brothers and sisters, you did it for me." (Matthew 25:40)

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No Government Money

Loaves & Fishes is a private charity; it neither solicits nor accepts government money, but relies solely on private donations to support its work of feeding the hungry and sheltering the homeless.
Why we don't accept government funds

   

An Open Invitation To Visit

Those who wish to tour Loaves & Fishes, are welcome to join us every Thursday at 10am for our volunteer orientation. Please call our volunteer coordinator at 916-637-2444 to reserve a spot at the orientation.

   

Site Location

Loaves & Fishes is located in the Richards Boulevard area, just north of downtown Sacramento, at the corner of North 12th St. and North C St. The street address is: 1351 North C. St., Sacramento, CA 95811. The mailing address is: P.O. Box 13495, Sacramento, CA 95813.
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Processing Fees

Credit Card processing fees are the fees charged by the credit card processing company to process credit cards. Our processing fees are 1.9% of the transaction plus $.30 per transaction.

For example if you donate $100, our credit card processing fee would be $1.90 plus $.30 totaling $2.20.

If you would like Loaves & Fishes to receive the full intended amount for your donation you can check the "cover credit card processing fees" box on our online form and we will automatically adjust the total of your transaction.

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Privacy Policy

We at Sacramento Loaves & Fishes care deeply about your privacy, that's why we never share, sell, rent, or trade your personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.

Sacramento Loaves & Fishes collects data from users when they submit a form, email, phone, or contact organizations representatives. We use this information to send thank you letters, keep our supporters updated on current news, and to alert the community of current needs.

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Board of Directors

Norm Fadness, Board President
Chris Delany, Board Vice-President
Dorothy R. Smith, Board Treasurer
Don Fado, Board Secretary
Gerrie Backerville
Karen Banker
Robert Pinkerton
Sue Supple
Ron Blubaugh
Glennah Trochet
Brother Mark Schroeder

All board members can be reached by mail at PO Box 13495, Sacramento, CA 95813

Key Staff
Sister Libby Fernandez, RSM, Executive Director
Justin Wandro, Development & Communications Director

   
   

Contact Us

Street Address:
1351 North C. St.
Sacramento, CA 95811

PO Box 13495
Sacramento, CA 95813

Phone: 916-446-0874
Fax: 916-446-0875

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