Sacramento nonprofit hosts Christmas meal for homeless individuals out of the cold

A Sacramento nonprofit that assists people experiencing homelessness held of a first-of-its-kind event Christmas Day, hosting a sit-down meal that kept people out of the cold. Loaves and Fishes Advocacy Director Joseph Smith said the organization serves anywhere from 200 to 1,000 people on Christmas Day each year, the meal usually being a grab-and-go lunch. This year, the annual lunch allowed for people to sit inside gazebos with heaters to stay warm. There were also vinyl tarps with windows to keep wind and rain out. “A third of our staff decided they wanted to work today. This is the first time this park has been open on Christmas Day,” Smith said.

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