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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 »


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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 »


In Search of the American Dream

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I moved here from Lithuania for better life. I lived here five years. I feel I’m working so hard all my life. I can’t get nursing certificate here. I love to help people. I love to learn. I love to work. I moved here and start from scratch. I work two jobs but still not… Read more »


NCTV Spotlight

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Loaves & Fishes Community Services has served our community since 1984. On July 1, 2016 Loaves & Fishes merged with Naperville CARES.  Together their mission is to provide food and leadership in the community by uniting and mobilizing resources to empower people to be self-sufficient…


Business Profile – Mike Havala

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Despite spending most of his career in the for-profit world of capital markets and high finance, Mike Havala was no stranger to Naperville-based Loaves & Fishes when he was named CEO and President in October. After all, Havala had been serving as interim CEO since March and had been on the board of the volunteer-powered… Read more »


Food Rescue Facts

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Our Food Rescue program accounts for 60% of the food we distribute to our clients. We have a partnership with 19 grocery stores, 7 restaurants, several warehouses and manufacturers, and 4 local farmers where we pick up food and other products that are close to the “Best By/Sell By” dates.