Community

Looking Back, Looking Forward – Loaves & Fishes Turns 35

Looking Back, Looking Forward – Loaves & Fishes Turns 35 By Mike Havala, President & CEO, Loaves & Fishes Community Services Published in Positively Naperville, January 2019 Our CEO Mike Havala reflects on Loaves & Fishes Community Services 35th Anniversary and having a significant and lasting impact on the future. This is a fairly common time… Read more »


Dealer Inspire’s Refuel Event

We extend our gratitude to Dealer Inspire CEO and Loaves & Fishes board member Joe Chura as he presented a check for $20,070 to Loaves & Fishes CEO Mike Havala, Vice President of Advancement Nancy Wiersum and Director of Philanthropy Eric Gardner. The donation was generated by ticket proceeds from Dealer Inspire’s Refuel event, a day long series of… Read more »


Erin’s Excellent Intern Adventure

An Incredible Opportunity: Reflection by Erin Turcic, Loaves & Fishes Intern Ever wonder what our organization is like when viewed from the inside? Loaves & Fishes was privileged to host Erin Turcic as an intern for four months. Erin is a senior at North Central College majoring in Human Resource Management. She offered her thoughts about Loaves… Read more »


Giving Tuesday 12-3-19

GIVING TUESDAY On December 3rd Loaves & Fishes is a proud participant in Giving Tuesday. Your donation will have an extra impact to help struggling families get access to healthy foods and programs guiding them to self-sufficiency. Our mission is to end hunger and transform lives, and we certainly don’t accomplish this alone. Thank you… Read more »


Dishing With Dollar Up, Hunger Down Participants

Loaves & Fishes recently celebrated the conclusion of its first Dollar Up, Hunger Down initiative, sponsored by Dine Naperville  and Meson Sabika. The restaurants that graciously participated during September helped raise awareness and funds for struggling families in DuPage County. Last year, Loaves and Fishes provided weekly access to healthy, nutritious food to 4,651 households… Read more »


REFUEL

SAVE THE DATE December 10th, 2019 1 DAY TO REFUEL, REFOCUS, & RESTART Dealer Inspire’s 3rd Annual REFUEL is a special, one-day event that brings the community together to unplug, gain new perspectives, get healthier, and be inspired by celebrity speakers. It’s a can’t-miss day that will set you on the right path for 2020…. Read more »


Oktoberfest: DuPage Foundation Next Generation Initiative

We’re so grateful for the generous donation from the DuPage Foundation Next Generation Initiative Oktoberfest event and a matching gift from the Michael J. Schroeck Fund of the DuPage Foundation. Thank you to all who attended and to Alter Brewing Company and Uncle Bub’s Award Winning BBQ!


2018 Night to End Hunger Photo Gallery

Thank you! Thank you for helping make Night to End Hunger successful, with more than $330,000 raised to help struggling families.   WE DON’T TRANSFORM LIVES AND END HUNGER ALONE! WE DO IT TOGETHER!


ABC7 Chicago Proud Promo

After emceeing Loaves & Fishes Night to End Hunger gala, ABC7 anchor Judy Hsu chose Loaves & Fishes to film her Chicago Proud segment! She graciously chatted with both clients and volunteers in the market. We are grateful to Judy for showing such compassion and dedication toward struggling families. She brightened our day!  


ABC7 Chicago’s Newsviews

Our CEO Mike Havala and Vice President of Advancement Nancy Wiersum were guests on ABC7 Chicago’s “Newsviews” with Judy Hsu. We appreciate the opportunity to share the work we do to assist struggling families in DuPage County with the help of many volunteers and our community.