September 2017 Newsletter

One of our guests enjoying a lunch prepared by volunteers in the dining room.

My name is Noel Kammermann, and I am the Executive Director of Loaves & Fishes. I have only been here for a short time, but I have already seen the impact that your support makes possible, and it is indeed inspiring.

In my time here, I have gotten to meet many of the people involved in helping our guests: staff and volunteers are here early to prepare meals, hand out meal tickets, serve breakfast, provide mental health services at Genesis, connect guests to services at Maryhouse, assist in the Wash House, and teach children experiencing homelessness with their families.

The lack of shelter space and housing opportunities makes it incredibly difficult for our guests to navigate their way out of homelessness. Some people find themselves homeless for years. But, with your help we’re able to encourage and support them every step of the way.

I met a former guest yesterday named Sara. Sara had struggled with addiction for years. She lived on the streets, in a state where every day was a struggle and she was simply trying to exist. She came to Loaves & Fishes, was provided hot meals, and was connected to critical services needed for her survival. She quit using drugs. She found stability. She found employment. She found her path forward.

Sara has since found housing. She told me about her plans for the future. She explained to me the significance of being stable enough to make plans for the future, compared to when she was homeless, living moment to moment, and just trying to exist.

Sara’s story fills me with hope – and there are so many others who are experiencing homelessness who can also have a path forward.

Loaves & Fishes provides an oasis of survival services to people in search of their path forward, but we can’t do it without your support. With homelessness increasing in Sacramento the need for your support has never been greater.

Your donations help to feed hungry men, women, and families, and provide clean clothing, showers, education for homeless children, access to health care and so many other critical services.

Without your support Sara wouldn’t have found her path forward or be planning for the future. Please make a donation today and change a life.

Thank you for your support. Thank you for being a part of our community. Thank you for making a difference.

Gratefully, and sincerely,

Noel Kammermann
Executive Director

P.S. You can make a monthly commitment by filling out the enclosed monthly slip or online at: www.sacloaves.org/donate

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Sacramento, CA 95811

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Sacramento, CA 95813

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