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Daily Herald, Helping the Helpers

Daily Herald, Helping the Helpers July 24th. An increase in demand combined with a reduction in supply has affected Naperville-based Loaves & Fishes Community Services’ ability to serve its clients. Founded in 1984, Loaves & Fishes provides healthy food and impactful programs for self-sufficiency to people in need. Read more here   


NTEH Auction Items..Sneak Peek!

Get a sneak peek at some of our most unique auction items ever! Join us for Night to End Hunger, our virtual gala on August 29th-a ticket comes with a delicious dinner! Our Silent Auction will open mid-August…stay tuned for more info! “Navigating our New Normal”- Life Coaching Sessions with Dr. Laura Bokar – Never… Read more »


Loaves & Fishes: Making a Difference by Working Together

Loaves & Fishes: Making a Difference by Working Together | Positively Naperville, June 1, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed our way of life and caused a great deal of strain on our community. With unemployment reaching historic highs in just a couple of months, many households are concerned about their immediate financial future… Read more »


At Loaves & Fishes, everyone is welcome, but discrimination is not.

        June 5, 2020 We are deeply saddened, frustrated and outraged by the recent and long history of inexcusable acts of hatred and injustices in our society.  Nobody should ever be subject to oppression, racism and inequity. Loaves & Fishes strives to be a trusted resource to our friends and neighbors in… Read more »


New Date for Naperville Chef Showdown 2020

Loaves & Fishes Community Services is thrilled to announce Naperville Chef Showdown, “Battle of the Champions” will be on Wednesday, April 15, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Loaves and Fishes adjusts as demand for food grows…

Decent: Loaves and Fishes adjusts as demand for food grows: ‘What do we need to do to get to where we need to be? Chicago Tribune, May 1, 2020 By Hilary Decent “With food, the need is right here right now. We are the boots on the ground,” Mike Havala, CEO of Loaves and Fishes… Read more »


Our Giving Community

Our Giving Community  Positively Naperville, May 2020 “I’ve been fortunate to have witnessed our giving community at work. Your stepping up to support the many families in need is simply amazing. Thank you so much.”-Mike Havala, CEO, President of Loaves & Fishes Read more: Our Giving Community, by Mike Havala, Positively Naperville, May 2020


Remembering Diane & Dalis Ramonas

Remembering Diane & Dalis Ramonas The Loaves & Fishes family is lovingly remembering Diane & Dalis Ramonas. Diane had been a devoted member of our staff for more than five years. As Community Relations Manager, she worked tirelessly to raise awareness about poverty and hunger. Dalis was a wonderful friend of Loaves & Fishes too,… Read more »


Loaves & Fishes says people seeking food assistance up dramatically…

Loaves & Fishes says people seeking food assistance up dramatically, and they need financial help to meet demand Chicago Tribune, Naperville Sun, April 24th, 2020 Suzanne Baker  A line of cars extended down High Grove Lane in Naperville as families waited Thursday to collect a box of food. In the last several weeks, Loaves &… Read more »


COVID-19 Statement, April 25, 2020

            COVID-19 Statement: April 25, 2020 Yesterday, April 24, we were informed that one of our volunteers has tested positive for COVID-19.  This individual was last in the warehouse of the High Grove Lane location the morning of Tuesday, April 21, and has been off-site since that time. First and… Read more »