Invite all your friends to Day Without Hunger, Loaves & Fishes’ annual event to raise hunger awareness. Visit our Day Without Hunger page for details!
Ending Hunger Through Citizen Service Conference on May 23
Volunteerism and community service are at the heart of the fight against hunger. Loaves & Fishes is honored to be the local host of this informative conference designed and sponsored by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH) and ConAgra Foods to share effective, practical ways to organize and engage your volunteer workforce to help end hunger in our community. Workshop topics include SNAP outreach and assistance, implementing child nutrition programs, utilizing volunteers to build capacity, and volunteer advocacy and hunger policy efforts. Speakers include representatives from Loaves & Fishes, NYCCAH, the USDA, Food Research & Action Center, and other leaders in hunger and policy fields.
Area nonprofits, businesses, civic groups, senior citizen groups, religious congregations, civic groups, government agencies, student and youth groups, and concerned individuals are invited to learn how to implement structured high impact volunteer activities to both build organizational capacity and better meet the long-term food needs of the low-income people they serve.
Please RSVP via this EventBrite invitation http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6535645291. Contact Valerie Boucard, NYCCAH Strategic Volunteer Director, at VBoucard@nyccah.org or (212) 825-0028 ext. 210 or Jody Bender, Loaves & Fishes Director of Community Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 355-3663 with questions. Please view event flyer here.
Rock Bottom Grand Reopening Kick-Off Tapping benefits L&F
Rock Bottom Warrenville has a new look! Join us from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22 to celebrate the updated decor and tap a new beer. Our friends at Rock Bottom will generously donate a portion of your food and drink purchase to Loaves & Fishes. See you at 28256 Diehl Road (in front of Regal Cantera 17 Cinema) in Warrenville! View flyer.
NPL’s Healthy, Wealthy and Wise
Loaves & Fishes is delighted to be part of Healthy, Wealthy and Wise, a 12-month, community-wide initiative spearheaded by Naperville Public Library educating Naperville residents on how to develop and sustain a healthy physical and financial lifestyle! Free speakers, workshops, incentives and prizes will be offered. Healthy, Wealthy and Wise kicked off on January 31st at the Naperville Public Library’s 95th Street location. Visit this page for the spring schedule, which includes programming on topics such as “Getting Ready for College,” “Five Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss,” and “Job Search Workshops.”
Coming this Summer: KidsCare2
Are you looking for a fun children’s birthday celebration with a deeper meaning? Consider holding your child’s birthday party at Loaves & Fishes! We will begin offering KidsCare2 parties this summer on Saturday afternoons for kids between the ages of 6 to 12 years old, limit 12 children per party. Parents will supply the party food and necessities, and guests will bring an item for the pantry shelves.
Tours and fun hunger-related activities make KidsCare2 parties special. Loaves & Fishes volunteers will lead the activities, but each parent must ensure there is an adult for each 3 to 4 children. Cost to be determined. For more information, please e-mail email@example.com. Read more in the April 19, 2013 Naperville Sun: Low-fat cook devotes time to Loaves & Fishes