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Father’s Day Food Drive

Join us for our Father’s Day Food Drive!   The fathers we serve face the harsh reality of not having enough food to feed their children. Let’s join together to provide hope for fathers in our community. Donate to our Father’s Day Food Drive to support those who need our help and honor the special dad… Read more »

Positively Naperville, Loaves & Fishes: Volunteers Make it Happen

The typical day at Loaves & Fishes begins early in the morning, as our dedicated volunteers prepare for the nearly 1,000 families we serve each week.

They start the day by setting up our drive-through distribution route with orange cones, directional signage, and tents. Rain or shine, they put on their orange safety vests and are ready to greet our guests with a smile.

Loaves & Fishes Community Services Welcomes Four New Board Members

(Naperville, IL –May 24, 2021) Loaves & Fishes Community Services is very pleased to announce the appointment of four new board members:  Kristen Refness, Shafer Suggs, Ashfaq Syed, and Joel Weinberger. Kristen Refness is an accomplished professional with comprehensive experience in financial management and treasury services. She currently serves as the System Director, Hospital Financial… Read more »

Faith. Family. Focus. with Shafer and Faith Suggs

Loaves & Fishes CEO Mike Havala was a guest on Faith. Family. Focus with former NFL player Shafer Suggs and his daughter, Duke Woman’s Basketball alumni, Faith Suggs. This in-depth interview talks about Mike’s personal journey and the new chapter at Loaves & Fishes. To learn more about Faith. Family. Focus. Visit their Facebook page… Read more »

Creative Donations for the Wall of Lasting Impact

Creative Donations for the Wall of Lasting Impact  As part of our Building for Lasting Impact Campaign, the community has been invited to purchase a figurative Building Block to be displayed in our new building on the Wall of Lasting Impact. Over the past few months, we have been touched by the outpouring of support…. Read more »

Community Gardening at Loaves & Fishes

Community Gardening By Jane Macdonald, Director of Community Health The inspiration for a community garden can come from so many places.  Community gardens can be a great solution for transforming spaces or vacant lots into something much more appealing and productive.  They often become a teaching tool for those who want to be more knowledgeable about… Read more »

Daily Herald | Metea Key Club, Kiwanis fundraiser honors late adviser

Daily Herald | Metea Key Club, Kiwanis fundraiser honors late adviser https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20210313/metea-key-club-students-and-naperville-kiwanis-honor-late-friend-by-raising-funds-for-loaves-and-fishes  

Hinsdale Magazine, March issue 2021, Giving Back. Spring Updates from your Worthy Nonprofits


Naperville Unscripted Interview

If you didn’t have the opportunity to see today’s Naperville Unscripted virtual town hall, here it is! Thank you to Mayor Steve Chirico for hosting this informative discussion. https://fb.watch/491nqMYrCY/ Posted by Loaves & Fishes Community Services on Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Spotlight on Food Rescue

Spotlight on Food Rescue  Did you know that approximately 60% of the food Loaves & Fishes distributes is from our food rescue program? The remaining food comes from food drives (20%) and food that we purchase (20%).  Our trucks make many weekly stops to local grocery stores who partner with us. The food we rescue… Read more »