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Connecting with Betsy: Volunteer Spotlight

By: Allie Wenzel, Loaves & Fishes Intern Betsy began volunteering at Loaves & Fishes in sorting fresh product and stocking shelves and then became a market volunteer. She currently volunteers at the front desk answering calls and assisting clients with program questions. She decided to volunteer at Loaves & Fishes after retiring from being an educator… Read more »


Stamp Out Hunger 2018

Thank you! We’ve collected more than 78,000 pounds of food! The Annual Letter Carriers Food Drive takes place the second Saturday in May. This year, on May 12th, our compassionate community placed healthy, non-perishable food donations by their mailboxes. Our dedicated carriers and volunteers collected 77,000 pounds of food and brought it to Loaves &… Read more »


The Inaugural Naperville Chef Showdown!

Watch the NCTV17 production of Loaves & Fishes’ Inaugural Naperville Chef Showdown! Naperville Chef Showdown


2018 Hunger Summit in Springfield

Written by Jane Macdonald, Loaves & Fishes Director of Community Wellness The 2018 Hunger Summit is an annual conference hosted by the Illinois Commission to End Hunger.  The event welcomes people from across Illinois who work every day to provide those in need with nutritious food to lead a healthy life.  Attendees have the opportunity… Read more »


Metea Valley National Art Honor Society Project

        “The principle of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.” – Jerzy Kosinski         The student members of the Metea Valley National Art Honor Society embarked on an artistic journey that would take them most of their school year. Their mission was to create a mural… Read more »


Naperville Chef Showdown 2018

It’s more than a showdown…it’s a Chef Showdown! Our Inaugural Chef Showdown was a success due to the generosity and valued participation of our sponsors, partners, Executive Chefs, Sous Chefs and honored guest judges! Photo Gallery Below Chef Eddie from Catch 35 & Chef Danny from Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House competed in Loaves & Fishes’ inaugural Naperville… Read more »


Keeping Families Housed In Our Community

By Janet Derrick, Vice President of CARES Programs “Loaves and Fishes has been extremely helpful with any needs I have had. I can’t say enough good things about this organization.” We received these kind words from one of our neighbors who received financial assistance. We are very grateful to individuals like this who trust us… Read more »


Naperville Chef Showdown!

It’s not just a showdown…It’s a Chef Showdown! April 11, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 1871 High Grove Lane, Naperville   Click here for tickets and more information.


Jenny’s Gracious Gesture

Last year, a client wrote Loaves & Fishes a thank-you letter detailing her gratitude and the dignity and compassion she encountered in our market. Jenny generously agreed to appear in a video to read excerpts from that letter. You can view the video here. Earlier this month, Jenny notified Loaves & Fishes of some incredible… Read more »


Connelly’s Commentary Comes to Loaves & Fishes

Senator Mike Connelly sat down with CEO Mike Havala and Vice President of CARES Programs Janet Derrick to learn more about Loaves & Fishes and its response to hunger and needed services in DuPage County.