Friendship Park

(916) 443-7378

The heart and soul of the Loaves and Fishes program, Friendship Park is a private park that provides activities, information and a safe environment for our guests during the day. 323,000 cups of coffee were filled in 2015 as well as 218,967 pastries served for morning breakfast. The Park provides telephones and free local telephone calls to our guests. There is an Information Service Center (916 446-9316) to assist and sign up guest for services: Noon meal, hair cut vouchers, toiletries, and locker storage. With the help of donations from the community, Loaves and Fishes has built a Wash House which provides laundry service for our homeless guests as well as a place for men to shower and shave (with toiletries included).

Within the confines of the Park is a Library Reading Room (916 446-0874) where guests can appreciate a full service library with books, daily newspapers, and periodicals. The library allows quiet time and space for studying and writing.

Often disconnected from family and friends, our guests who have died are remembered through memorial services at the Memorial Wall where their names are etched in stone never to be forgotten. The Memorial Wall is located over a waterfall and pond in a peaceful corner of the Park.

   

Breakfast Program

Can your group sponsor and serve a hot breakfast for the hungry?

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Our Friendship Park program is upgrading it’s morning donuts and coffee to something healthier and more substantial. But we need your help! We need church groups, work groups, social groups, any kind of group to sponsor and serve a weekday breakfast. Your group will have an organized and safe place to serve a nutritious breakfast to those in need and you will have plenty of opportunity to directly serve and interact with our guests. Serving teams of up to five people, and ages 14 and older.

It only takes two hours, but makes a lifetime of difference.

If you would like to organize such a breakfast, please contact either
Hannah Ozanian - call: 916-637-2426 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Garren Bratcher - call: 916-443-4362 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sample Breakfast Menus

Instant Oatmeal w/spoon and cup
Fresh Fruit
2 Boiled Eggs
Juice or Milk 1/2 Pint

Cup-o-soup
2 Boiled Eggs
Fresh Fruit or Fruit Cup
Juice or Milk 1/2 Pint

Breakfast Sandwich
Cheese Stick
Fresh Fruit or Fruit Cup
Juice or Milk 1/2 Pint

Egg Burrito
Fresh Fruit
Milk or Juice

   

You're invited to the Grand Opening of the new Friendship Park!

10am, Friday, January 6th
1351 North C Street, Sacramento

Over twenty years ago we found we were serving many more poor and homeless people than we had ever imagined. To give our many new guests a place of privacy and peace while waiting for their meal, we developed Friendship Park. The Park is a beacon of safety and comfort for Sacramento's poor and homeless, a place of acceptance where our guests can begin to feel they matter, a first step toward understanding they deserve more from life then the streets can offer. It has served our community well, but after twenty years of heavy use was in desperate need of renovation.

Now, after years of planning, community feedback, and construction we're ready to open a new Friendship Park especially designed for the much larger number of men and women experiencing homelessness in Sacramento. Those experiencing homelessness are not only without a place to sleep or eat, but also without a safe place to be during the day. People who would otherwise have to spend their days on the streets of Sacramento instead find sanctuary in Friendship Park at Loaves & Fishes.

You’re invited to help usher in our newly relocated Friendship Park at Loaves & Fishes. The ceremony will feature a triumphant entrance through the park gates, an interfaith blessing, and a ribbon cutting. Enjoy the open house and refreshments immediately following.




Grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new Friendship Park
   

The New Friendship Park

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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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