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2017 National Night Out

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NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Neighborhoods throughout Naperville are invited to join communities nationwide and participate in National Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Online registration is now available by visiting www.naperville.il.us/nno.


Labor of Love

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When Loaves & Fishes moved into our current building back in 2011, more and more groups of adults wanted to volunteer. There were parents who wanted to bring their children along, and L&F wasn’t equipped to handle young people. My husband Jim and I organized our first event in 2013 after our grandchildren asked what… Read more »


Largest Food Drive In Our History

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The power of community was on display during the 25th Annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive on May 13, always organized on the second Saturday in May. According to news from Loaves & Fishes Community Services, 81 individuals worked a total of 349 hours in one day to gather non-perishable donations placed near residential mailboxes. Letter carriers… Read more »


The Rotary Club of Naperville’s 2017 Paul Harris Awards

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The Rotary Club of Naperville recently honored some locals doing good in our community. The club acknowledged ten individuals with the 2017 Paul Harris Fellow Award for Service, named after the founder of Rotary. It’s the highest recognition given to non-club members who exhibit the Rotary’s motto “service above self,” recognizing those who have made… Read more »


Chicagoland Dealers Care

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CHICAGO (May 9, 2017) – Chicagoland’s new-car dealer association, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), donated $1,500 to the Loaves & Fishes “CARES” car program which provides transportation to working individuals in need. In addition to its car program, Naperville-based Loaves & Fishes serves the DuPage community by providing high-quality, healthy food; preventative care; educational opportunities;… Read more »


A Story of Hope & Support

Nick and Lacey share their stories of hope.


Dupage County Awards Nonprofit Agencies

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UPDATE, April 12, 2017 / In response to inquires regarding the grants, PN contacted the DuPage County Board Information Officer to learn that the DuPage County Human Services Grant Fund is funded by the General Revenue Fund. DuPage County Board member Janice Anderson (District 5) also replied. “DuPage County for at least the past 15 years… Read more »


KidsCare2

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    “Sharing is Caring: Engaging the Next Generation of Hunger Relief Experts” The genesis of KidsCare2 and the special volunteers who were inspired by their grandchildren to engage our community’s youth Written by: Nancy Couch, Loaves & Fishes Volunteer Leader and Community Advocate It is late on a Monday afternoon when the market and… Read more »


Grocery Convenience to Wheaton Seniors

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The old “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” game show strategy of “phone a friend” used to apply to Wheaton resident Michelle Terry whenever she needed to visit the food pantry for groceries. But a pilot program to set up mini grocery markets in retirement communities, such as Terry’s home at Marian Park Apartments, has… Read more »


Cuisine For A Cause 2017 Highlights

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Cuisine for a Cause is a fun, lively evening where 300 guests gather with their friends to enjoy one of Naperville’s largest cocktail parties to benefit Loaves & Fishes Community Services, including CARES Programs. Our mission is to provide food and leadership in the community by uniting and mobilizing resources to transform lives. Cuisine for… Read more »