Meet the Loaves & Fishes JV’s & MV’s!

Every year a group of young folks spend a year of their life in service to Loaves & Fishes guests. These enthusiastic volunteers relocate from all over the country, generally after wrapping up their university education, and work as full time staff for a volunteer stipend. It's a year of learning, growing and relationship building. We are so grateful for ...
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Stories ARCHIVE:

“Sister Nora’s [Place] is more than just their home – it’s their support system and their community.” Malena McFarland, Program Director

March 4, 2021 |

Sister Nora’s Place has a new Program Director, Malena!

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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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“The Women of Sister Nora’s Place Have a Story to be Told” – Kansas Simmons, Sister Nora’s Place Program Director

October 11, 2020 |

Meet our new Program Director for Sister Nora’s Place, Kansas Simmons! Though she is new in her role, she is not new to the campus…

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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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"This Is Where I Want to Be": Emerick Flores, Dining Room Program Director

May 4, 2020 |

Emerick Flores, Dining Room Program Director, joined the Sacramento Loaves & Fishes family in the beginning of March, just before the city’s shelter in place…

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The Luck of Friendship

April 26, 2020 |

Richard Dobbs shares captivating stories about his years of hardship and adventure traveling across the country as we walk under the large green archway of…

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