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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.


Erasmo Pacheco: “Why I Give Back”

Corporate work group volunteer Erasmo Pacheco, Director of Treasury at InvenTrust Properties Corp. knows firsthand how it feels to go without. He shares his personal story of growing up in a strong, loving family that struggled financially, and the lessons learned that he practices today.     Why It’s Important That I Give Back to the Community… Read more »


Julia’s $4.87

Julia’s $4.87 By Nancy Wiersum, Vice President of Advancement as featured in Positively Naperville   Looking back over the past year, we are grateful for every gift and volunteer hour that came our way. One of my favorites is from 4-year old Julia. When our appeal letter came to her house, she wanted to know… Read more »


Metea Valley High School Day of Service

There was recently a stampede to provide service to our community. For the fourth year in a row, the Metea Valley High School Newspaper Club – The MV Stampede –  has spent their day off on Martin Luther King Jr. Day volunteering at Loaves & Fishes. “Do More Metea Valley” is the Service branch of… Read more »


Humanizing the Impoverished – TEDx Naperville

Vice President of CARES Programs Janet Derrick gives compelling insight into alleviating hunger.


Giving Tuesday Match!

We offer our heartfelt thanks for helping us meet and exceed our $90,000 match! We are humbled by the generosity from our community and have been touched by each donation to help others who are struggling. We are so proud to be part of this wonderful community!   ONE DAY, TWO TIMES THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT!


Lions Clubs International Presents HUNGER: A Problem Without Borders

Writer Joan Cary examines the Lions’ hunger relief efforts locally at Loaves & Fishes, throughout the nation, and across the world. “It takes a lot of manpower to make this happen. And it feels good to help people in need.”                          – Loaves &… Read more »