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Food Trucks Serve Food To Homeless At Loaves And Fishes

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Bradley Hayes receives a meal from Kado's Asian Grill at the annual Food Truck Day event at Loaves and Fishes homeless sanctuary in Sacramento.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

Thirteen vendors served meals to the homeless today as part of the annual "Food Truck Day" at Loaves and Fishes homeless sanctuary in Sacramento.

Justin Wandro is with Loaves and Fishes and says the meals are a welcome change.

"They have the opportunity to experience the unique food of our food trucks and then, we at Loaves and Fishes, we don't have to provide this meal. The food trucks are providing it for us," says Wandro.

Chris Allen is with Smokers Wild BBQ.

"Everybody needs something at some point," says Allen. "Those of us who have a little bit more, I think it's kind of our responsibility to give a little bit. They're nice enough to organize it for us and get everybody in one spot so we can feed as many as possible."

Food Truck Day typically serves more than 600 meals to people like Leota Canady.

"I think it's fabulous," she says. "I think it's a wonderful thing that they're coming out here to feed the homeless, to take time out of their time to come share their love and generosity with all of us."

Deni Blakney works for Loaves and Fishes, but was recently homeless for three years. She says the annual "Food Truck Day" does more than fill stomachs.

"It brings up morale. It gives them something different to eat. Makes them feel good, makes them feel special. I know it does for me. And, it's fun. It's lots of fun. It is, and you get all the ice cream you want."

Nicole Felix runs the OMG! Yogurt truck. This year, she brought her daughters to help.

"They go to school and they don't really understand or get to see outside of that world what is happening and people in need and I wanted them to see it and learn that there are people who are less fortunate and that we need to give back."

This is the fourth year for the event, which was hosted by event organizer Sacto Mofo and City Councilman Jeff Harris.

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