A Beacon of Safety and Hope

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.

Now, many years later, Friendship Park has outgrown its present location. It will move across the street to the center of our 4 acre campus where there will be more physical space, clean bathrooms, gazebos and easier access to programs; where more space will provide a more peaceful and welcoming atmosphere.

And we need your help to further our mission. All of Loaves & Fishes is dependent upon individuals like you and me in the community. Each of us only has to do our part.

Whether you can give ten dollars, one hundred dollars, or a thousand dollars; we need you to do your part. Please take a look at the different areas of need below, choose one you'd like to put your name behind, and make a donation to the overall project today.

Choose which Beacon of Safety and Hope inspires you

Gazebos

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The gazebos provide a sheltered place for guests to rest and interact.

Supporters

in honor of Joshua Lee Nielson, John Haronik & Jeff Goldman, anonymous, The Essert Family Trust,

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Supporters

in honor of Joshua Lee Nielson
John Haronik & Jeff Goldman
anonymous
The Essert Family Trust

Memorial Wall

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The memorial wall holds the memory and names of guests who have passed away.

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in honor of Bruce, June Faison, Jennifer, anonymous, in honor of , Michael, Alexandra Gaynor, anonymous, Denise Thompson, Brigid Donaghy, Ron and Fay Kerekes, Frank Schulmeister, Aaron Jackson, in hon

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Supporters

in honor of Bruce
June Faison
Jennifer
anonymous
in honor of
Michael
Alexandra Gaynor
anonymous
Denise Thompson
Brigid Donaghy
Ron and Fay Kerekes
Frank Schulmeister
Aaron Jackson
in honor of kay barbeau
Vera Weise
Tim and Diana Essert in honor of Stephen Kearney
in honor of Memorial Wall
in honor of Sister's Libby's request re memorial wal
Paula Lomazzi
Jean Salfen
in honor of Steve Major
ESTHER HUSTON
in honor of Libby
Virginia McNeely
Marlene Fitzwater
Ann M. Dufour
Lynn Franks
Yvonne Hunter
anonymous
in honor of Trelles Tidmore
Food Not Bombs - Sacramento
anonymous
in honor of Dan Delany
in honor of Mary Frances Endicott
in honor of Mr. V.
Ann Parsons
Lizabeth Fernandez
D. Foster
The Essert Family Trust

Bicycle Racks

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Getting from place to place is not easy feat in Sacramento. A safe place to park ensures our guests can always get to their next appointment.

Supporters

The Essert Family Trust,

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Supporters

The Essert Family Trust

Storage Lockers

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Family portraits, birth certificate, a pillow, and change of clothes. The storage lockers are a safe place to keep valuables.

Supporters

Sheila C. Nolan, A. J. Watson, The Essert Family Trust,

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Supporters

Sheila C. Nolan
A. J. Watson
The Essert Family Trust

Service Center

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The information and resources hub. Guests can receive meal tickets, shoes, and personalized referrals here.

Supporters

Sacramento JV's 2013-2014, Andi Lovano, R. Sykes, The Essert Family Trust,

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Supporters

Sacramento JV's 2013-2014
Andi Lovano
R. Sykes
The Essert Family Trust

Restroom Facilities

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Clean, fully stocked facilities meeting the most basic of human needs with dignity and respect.

Supporters

Sheila C. Nolan, The Essert Family Trust, , Aaron Jackson,

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Supporters

Sheila C. Nolan
The Essert Family Trust

Aaron Jackson

Shade Trees

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Sacramento's scorching summers leave guests sunburned and parched. A tree brings cool shade and peaceful serenity.

Supporters

Gerri Cox, The Essert Family Trust, in honor of all who need shade,

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Supporters

Gerri Cox
The Essert Family Trust
in honor of all who need shade

Organic Garden Beds

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Fresh, organic vegetables for our daily meals. Maintained and tended by guests and volunteers.

Supporters

The Essert Family Trust,

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Supporters

The Essert Family Trust

 

All donations to the New Friendship Park project will go to the general costs of the entire project and not the specific items listed above.