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Naperville Sun Article, February 2, 2024-40th Anniversary

As Loaves and Fishes heads into its 40th year, one volunteer’s been with them for the long haul.

Loaves & Fishes Community Services- Future Strong at 40 Years

In 1984, a dedicated group of compassionate members of St. Raphael Catholic Church realized there were families without enough food, so they assembled a small food pantry in a closet of the church. Today, 40 years later, Loaves & Fishes is serving more than 8,000 people each week in DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and Will Counties. There are 2.3 million people in these four counties and 1 in 5 people are in low-income/poverty. The story of how Loaves & Fishes went from “there to here” reflects thousands of people who were inspired to join along the way making a profound difference to those in need.

Loaves & Fishes: Opening Up at Moving Up

Loaves & Fishes recently celebrated the success of another graduating class of the Moving Up program. This transformative 20-session workshop addresses the profound impact of poverty and low wages on participants’ lives. Guided by trained facilitators, Moving Up empowers individuals to transition from living paycheck to paycheck to proactively “Moving Up.”

Loaves & Fishes and DuPage Pads partner to provide donated vehicles to clients in need of transportation

CARES Programs at Loaves & Fishes Community Services


CARES Programs at Loaves and Fishes Community Services  

Loaves & Fishes partners with DuPagePads to bolster car donations for homless facing transportation roadblocks

Community organizations partner to bolster donated car program in DuPage County  

Loaves & Fishes and DuPagePads Announces Collaboration

  Loaves & Fishes Community Services and DuPagePads Announces Collaborative Program Working together to provide donated vehicles to clients in need of transportation (Naperville IL, December 6, 2023) Loaves & Fishes Community Services and DuPagePads will work together to provide donated cars to clients who lack reliable transportation. This new collaboration will strengthen the car… Read more »

New Leadership Appointment at Loaves & Fishes

Loaves & Fishes Community Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Megan Lynch as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships effective November 20, 2023.

Loaves & Fishes What’s Happening 2023

Positively Naperville, Take Action During Hunger Action Month

Loaves & Fishes: Take action during Hunger Action Month – Positively Naperville