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

Lucia, Mustard Seed School Director After over a decade of service at Loaves & Fishes, Casey Knittel has moved on & we welcome new Program Director, Lucia Vega! Lucia is new to her role but no stranger to Mustard Seed School; from guest to Program Director, here is a little about Lucia. Tell us about yourself, and why working at ...
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Stories ARCHIVE:

Trains Planes and Automobiles, But Really Mostly Just Trains

October 10, 2017 |

MaryKate is participating with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) as an Outreach Assistant for Mustard Seed.   JVC is the largest lay Catholic full-time volunteer…

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Happy World Teacher's Day!

October 3, 2017 |

Happy World Teacher’s Day! To celebrate, North C Street Stories is going to feature Mustard Seed School for the month of October. We will be…

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Friendship Park's Peace Day Celebration

September 25, 2017 |

The only true guardian of peace lies within: a sense of concern and responsibility for your own future and an altruistic concern for the well-being…

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The Kindness Cantina

September 15, 2017 |

The Kindness Cantina In the emergency room of Dignity Health’s Methodist Hospital, in South Sacramento, ordinary snacks serve a noble cause. Caz Sliwa, a registered nurse,…

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The Friendship Park Kiosk as experienced by a former newspaper editor

September 13, 2017 |

Randy Rodda who volunteers in the Friendship Park kiosk and the dining room shares what it is like to work in Friendship Park, where many…

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"I simply like being in the park"

September 5, 2017 |

Say “Hello” to Shon! When Shon first came to Loaves & Fishes, he was simply looking to get a TB test. Instead, he left with…

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731 K Street

August 17, 2017 |

Our volunteer photographer, Gale Filter, reflects on the history of homelessness along K St.  The door above has memories for me. I see it nearly…

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Sowing Seeds

August 11, 2017 |

Joquel Hunt is a writer, mother and author of this blog post. She trusts Mustard Seed to take good care of her son and daughter…

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The struggle to find a public bathroom

August 3, 2017 |

Each day, guests at Loaves & Fishes must walk miles to access public restroom — and sometimes are forced to surrender to nature’s call outdoors.…

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The Decisive Moment

July 12, 2017 |

The “decisive moment” is a concept introduced by Henri Cartier-Bresson, the father of street photography. As Cartier-Bresson explains it the decisive moment “is the simultaneous…

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