Loaves And Fishes Gears Up For Thanksgiving

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, November 19, 2007

The organization that feeds Sacramento’s homeless and needy will serve donated meals of turkey, dressing, green beans, cranberry sauce and pie.

Last year, Loaves and Fishes fed about 1,000 people. Spokeswoman Joan Burke says that number may be higher this Thanksgiving. 

"Every year we’re not sure how many will come so we kind of over prepare. We have seen our lunch numbers creeping up this year. I think because the economy as we all know has gotten a little worse this year. So we may have even more folks this year."  

Burke says the reason Loaves and Fishes serves its feast Tuesday rather than on Thanksgiving, is because so many other non-profit groups and churches serve on the actual day of Thanksgiving. She says that way their guests get two big meals.

Tuesday's meal will be served at the Loaves and Fishes dining room on North C Street starting at 11 AM.