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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 »


NVTV17 Spotlight Special Edition: Impact of COVID-19 on Naperville Nonprofits.

Impact of COVID-19 on Naperville Nonprofits


Loaves & Fishes: Extraordinary Times

Who could have known even a few weeks ago what extraordinary times we would be facing? The simplest of gatherings are a fond memory now as we “shelter in place.” Only the most essential of errands are approved. One of those approved errands is to the grocery store where the lines found most people’s carts… Read more »


Gift Cards For Good!

Gift Cards For Good A Delicious Way to Help! Be part of a triple win! You win, local restaurants win and Loaves & Fishes’ clients win! A very generous Loaves & Fishes donor has donated a large number of gift cards from two of Loaves & Fishes’ most supportive restaurants: Hugo’s   & Meson Sabika WE… Read more »


COVID-19 Statement from Loaves & Fishes

Loaves & Fishes Statement on COVID-19 Loaves & Fishes is committed to providing a safe environment for our clients, volunteers, employees and other people who visit our facilities.  We are monitoring the coronavirus situation on a daily basis, and responding accordingly. Please see the instructions regarding our new distribution model: Distribution Model and COVID-19 Policy… Read more »