March 2011 Newsletter

Dear friend of Loaves & Fishes,

Lunch Time

Are you old enough to remember what McDonald’s proudly trumpeted for years on its golden arches? 6 million hamburgers served!

Are you old enough to remember back before mental health facilities were eliminated and the poor and disabled were visible on our traffic islands?

This month, Loaves & Fishes will quietly serve our 6th millionth meal to some hungry and perhaps ill person. Loaves & Fishes staff and volunteers will care at least as much about this meal, we think, as our corporate friends at McDonald’s did about theirs. Needless to say, as we have said for the past 30 years, we could not accomplish this act of service without the extraordinary generosity of the people of Sacramento.

To all of you who help to purchase, prepare and serve the food, we thank you for each and every one of those six million meals. If you have not seen our Dining Room thronged with guests, that 6 millionth meal will go to one among the 650 plus guests who are served a nutritious meal every day of the year.

Let me tell you about the food that will be served that day: It will plentiful. It will be nutritious. It will be high quality. It will be tasty and it will be well-prepared by cheerful, hardworking volunteers. The main course is a delicious New Orleans style jambalaya with rice, corn bread, a crisp green salad, and some sweet pies for dessert.

Needless to say, wholesome food costs money, and, as we have so often in the past, we humbly ask your help in purchasing it.

We can’t tell you who exactly the 6th millionth guest will be: man, woman or child. But we can tell you that person will be hungry. That’s why they will be at Loaves & Fishes.

Lunch Time

“I was hungry and you gave me something to eat.” – Matthew 25:35

Thank you!


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