An oasis for adults & children

experiencing homelessness

Loaves & Fishes 40th Anniversary

2023 marks our 40th year of providing homeless survival services! In 1983, our founders, Chris and Dan Delany, (pictured to the right) opened a small dining room to feed hungry people. When Chris recalls those early days, she says, "I have always thought of Loaves & Fishes as miraculous. When we started, Dan and I didn't know how it would grow but people came to help and the guests were always fed. It was a miracle every day!" 

Over the course of the year, we will be telling stories of our 40 years of daily miracles. Follow us on social media and/or sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page to learn more! 

Loaves & Fish Building

Mission Statement

In an environment of welcome, hospitality, safety, and cleanliness we seek to provide an oasis for homeless men, women, and children seeking survival services.

2022 Impact


Guests Served






Pets Served


Survival Supplies Distributed


Memorials and Remembrance Services


Loaves & Fishes Serves Guests: A Note On & Essay by Our First ED, LeRoy Chatfield

LeRoy Chatfield, First Executive Director of Loaves & Fishes One of the marks of good leadership is knowing you can’t do it all alone & our founders, Chris & Dan Delany, were not exempt from such knowing. They started the Catholic Worker house right here in Sacramento which eventually became the space of origin for the Loaves & Fishes we know and love today. As they dove deep into the work of justice and non-violent ...
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Volunteer Spotlight

"I volunteer at Loaves & Fishes because it is a chance for me to give back. I believe in the golden rule!"

Sue - Legal Clinic Volunteer

"I volunteer because it opens my heart and I feel like we're all one big family (which we are!)"

Barbara - Dining Room Volunteer

"I give to Loaves & Fishes, because why not? It's the right thing to do!"

Francine - Volunteer Loaves & Fishes

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