Hundreds of homeless men, women and children will be served a full Christmas Day dinner at Sacramento's Loaves & Fishes complex at 1321 North C St. beginning at 11 a.m.
They will feast on a ham dinner and homemade pies, and will be served by scores of community volunteers. Among those serving today will be new U.S. Rep. Ami Bera and his daughter. When he was medical director of Sacramento County, Bera provided care for the poor at the Mercy Clinic at Loaves and Fishes, the center said.
In a prepared statement, Loaves and Fishes said it hopes the meal will bring "some of the warmth of the Christmas season to each of our guests."
Children will receive stockings filled with small gifts and a stuffed animal. Adult guests will get a hat and gloves, toothbrush, toothpaste and Chap Stick.