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NCTV17 Spotlight Interview, Loaves & Fishes Community Services Celebrates 40 Years

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year, Loaves & Fishes Community Services remains a beacon of hope for 8,000-9,000 individuals each week by providing healthy food and impactful programs to promote self-sufficiency. As the largest food pantry in Illinois, its impact resonates far and wide.

Janet Derrick Retirement

As Janet Derrick announces her retirement from her role as Executive Vice President of Programs at Loaves & Fishes, we reflect on the remarkable impact she has made serving our community. Under Janet’s leadership, Loaves & Fishes has not only continued to provide resources for the growing demand of our services but has provided a… Read more »

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 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  

Holiday Food Distribution Schedule

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.