In an environment of welcome, hospitality, safety, and cleanliness we seek to provide an oasis for homeless men, women, and children seeking survival services.
Without 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)
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.
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,
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Norm Fadness, Board President
Chris Delany, Board Vice-President
Dorothy R. Smith, Board Treasurer
Don Fado, Board Secretary
Brother Mark Schroeder
All board members can be reached by mail at PO Box 13495, Sacramento, CA 95813
Sister Libby Fernandez, RSM, Executive Director
Justin Wandro, Development & Communications Director
On October 14th, 2015, we surveyed 336 of Loaves & Fishes’ guests so that we could better understand their circumstances. Our goal is to actively assess the needs of our guests and evaluate how effectively we are meeting those needs so we can better serve the most vulnerable men, women, and children in our community.
Participation in the survey was voluntary. It consisted of 20 questions. Our guests were individually interviewed by a score of volunteers as they left the Dining Room after lunch. Over 70% of those who ate lunch that day participated.
- We found that over half of our guests are aged 50 or older.
- A staggering 63% are sleeping outside without shelter.
- 53% reported psychiatric disabilities such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, severe anxiety or major depression.