Loaves & Fishes fed nearly 600 people Christmas Day between 11am and 1:30pm.
“We had turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, corn bread,” says Mark Hawkins, a Loaves & Fishes staff member.
Next year will mark Loaves & Fishes’ 30th anniversary in the Sacramento region. “We feed people almost every day of the year, not just Christmas,” said Hawkins.
Mark McKibbin has been volunteering with the organization for 6 years, and he’s only 15. “These people are good people who have had bad circumstances but they are really trying hard.”
Many of these people will join the 4,500 in the Sacramento region who will sleep outside on Christmas night.