Client Spotlight

Meet Lola

Lola enthusiastically thanks everyone at Loaves and Fishes for not only providing an invaluable service but for making her feel cared for and welcome each time she visits the Antioch dining room.

About three years ago, Lola found herself unemployed, homeless and liv­ing in her car. Fortunately, she had heard about LFCC through a partner, St. Vincent de Paul. Lola relied on the hot nutritious meals and groceries from the food pantry as she worked hard to turn her life around. Lola is proud to report that she graduated from the Rubicon Program and earned her degree from Contra Costa College in San Pablo. She now works as a Peer Specialist through the Spirit program.

Lola continues to come to LFCC to help make her income go further at the end of the month. She reports that the vegetables are awe­some and her family loves the spaghetti served every Friday. Even her pets eat well on the pet food she receives from LFCC through its partnership with the Contra Costa Humane Society.

Lola is very grateful that LFCC is able to continue serving meals and groceries throughout the pandemic. “Loaves and Fishes has made a huge difference in my life. I couldn’t manage without it,” added Lola.