|Somewhere in the large rectangular building, on the southside of No. C Street is where the new women's shelter has been constructed. I 'believe' the shelter is in the area of the lower middle section.|
Now I learn, it’s not just close to the Loaves & Fishes mall, as reported in the October 21 issue of the Sacramento News & Review, it’s in the complex, unless the door to the shelter can be ‘out back,’ instead of in from the street on North C.
Loaves & Fishes claims control of North C Street on the stretch of pavement from Ahern west to a cul-de-sac abutting 12th Street. The new shelter is in the middle of that stretch of road, on the south side.
All of this has an ironic aspect. Right under L&F CEO Libby Fernandez’s nose a shelter has quietly been made ready, gratis, by a businessman with heart. Meantime, during a period of economic crisis and a with an especially cold-and-wet winter forthcoming, Loaves & Fishes has failed to add to shelter it could provide and is tasked to provide in its mission statement "feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless."
Instead, Loaves & Fishes is in the late stages of constructing a $1.7 million warehouse … for a soup kitchen — likely wasting lots of money while futilely attempting to add to its empire. More-efficient workplaces, with the added efficiencies of ever-improving technology, may make warehouses increasingly less necessary in America. Likely, the warehouse is the latest boondoggle by the Gang that Can’t Feed Straight.