Stories ARCHIVE:

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 ...
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There Is Always Hope

February 4, 2022 |

Co-authored by Suzi & Becky from the Tommy Clinkenbeard Legal Clinic “In joined hands there is still some token of hope, in the clinched fist…

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“There is no judgement, no matter what your situation is.” Lucia Vega, Program Director

September 10, 2021 |

Mustard Seed School has a new Program Director, Lucia!

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“I hope to make our Dining Room a nice environment for our guests to enjoy their meals.” Irma Alvarez-Gutierrez, Program Director

August 6, 2021 |

Loaves & Fishes Dining Room has a new Program Director, Irma!

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Meet the Loaves & Fishes JV’s & MV’s!

March 31, 2021 |

Every year a group of young folks spend a year of their life in service to Loaves & Fishes guests. These enthusiastic volunteers relocate from…

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Hope, Pray, and Work…

January 22, 2021 |

Legal Clinic and Jail Visitation Program Director, Suzi Ettin writes about her experience visiting the downtown county jail on inauguration day. I had to be…

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November 6, 2020 |

What compelled you to volunteer at Maryhouse? I retired in 2014 and for a year I just enjoyed doing fun things like meeting with friends…

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A Letter from LeRoy Chatfield

October 11, 2020 |

Dear Loaves & Fishes Friends, Supporters & Volunteers, I write this letter  on my 86th birthday to bring to your attention what I consider to be…

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A Brief Personal History of Organizing Unhoused People in Sacramento

July 7, 2020 |

Follow Sacramento Loaves & Fishes former Executive Director, Tim Brown, as he shares his organizing history for homeless advocacy in Sacramento. This is a multi-part story share.

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This Extraordinary Place

June 5, 2020 |

It was early March and the rumblings of the coming pandemic had become impossible to ignore. In the Mustard Seed office, daily temperature checks had…

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I Can’t Beg the World for Change if I Cannot Do it Myself

May 6, 2020 |

Although we are all impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, I can’t help but feel like the guests at Loaves & Fishes are suffering the most.…

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