Client Spotlight


After Sherman found Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa in Oakley, he not only found a reliable source of good nutritious meals, he also found many friends and a real sense of community. Debbie, who is the dining room manager of Oakley, is one of his favorites. He really likes the work she and the rest of the staff and volunteers do for the people facing food insecurity in Oakley. They are wonderful, caring and greet him with a smile. All of the services and love have been a lifeline to Sherman. While he likes many of the items made in the kitchen, it can’t go without saying, the pies are his favorite! He loves the hot soups which are made from scratch plus the Chicken Noodle and the Chicken Corn Chowder are house favorites. Sherman has been coming to Oakley for 10 years now, as it is a place where he can get a hot and nutritious meal.

Jeff is a fairly new client to our Oakley location, coming to us in September of 2022. After falling on hard times, Jeff was struggling to find food when, luckily, a friend had mentioned to him that he should try out the Loaves and Fishes Dining Room. Jeff has become a frequent client and he is very appreciative of the services he receives from Loaves and Fishes. Per Jeff, having a place like Loaves and Fishes to go to has, “kept him from starving.” He also finds the connection and interactions with the staff members to be very helpful and comforting. The staff and volunteers at Loaves and Fishes have always been very welcoming and supportive of him. Jeff has a good sense of optimism and seems to navigate challenging times with a quote he is fond of, “Good, better, best – ‘Till the good is better and better is best.” We want to thank Sherman and Jeff for sharing their stories with us and being a part of what makes Loaves and Fishes such a special place for us all. Loaves and Fishes uses input from our clients to help us better understand the needs of the community.

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