Mission and Values

Our vision is to end hunger in our community. Our mission is to provide food and leadership in the community by uniting and mobilizing resources to empower people to be self-sufficient.

Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry was founded in 1984 and officially incorporated on August 6, 1991 as a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit corporation, for the purpose and mission of providing food and other essentials to Naperville residents in need.

Thus, Loaves & Fishes was born out of the collective social conscience of our citizenry, and has been sustained through a continually responsive call to action to utilize all resources at our disposal to end hunger in our community.

We Believe

…in the power of community to change lives.
…that by working together we can accomplish great things.
…that each person possesses inherent dignity.
…in the nobility of the human spirit.
…the opportunity to serve is a gift.
…food is a right and not a privilege.

Core Values

Community   Compassion   Dignity   Hope   Service

Strategic Plan