Community

The Firehouse Food Fight

NPFFC hosted its 2nd Annual Firehouse Food Fight from November 1st – December 15th! In partnership with the Naperville Fire Department, Local 4302 and the Fire Explorers, the Naperville Professional Fire Fighters for a Cause orchestrated this collective effort to support the important mission of Loaves and Fishes. All ten stations and the administrative team competed… Read more »


A Year in Review

Mike Havala takes a look back at his first year as CEO and President of Loaves & Fishes Community Services. “I have been able to spend a lot more time with so many incredible people both in our community and organization. This support, as demonstrated by our volunteers, donors, partners and many others, is absolutely… Read more »


Britt, The Bright Spot

Have you met our intern Britt? Perhaps you saw her No Waste Wednesday videos & tips during Hunger Action Month. (If you didn’t, you can check them out here). Britt discovered Loaves and Fishes while searching for a productive way to fill her summer. Starting out as a volunteer this June, she loves to work… Read more »


Moving Up From Poverty: Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

Eighteen months ago, Loaves & Fishes embarked on a journey to help individuals change their lives. In January of this year we launched our first “Moving UP” session which is a sixteen week program where clients investigate the impact poverty has had on their lives. The goal of the program is to have participants create a… Read more »


ABC7’s Judy Hsu Highlights Hunger Action Month

Judy Hsu visited Loaves & Fishes during “Go Orange” Day to highlight hunger awareness during Hunger Action Month.


Loaves and Fishes Food Recovery Program

Another load of fresh produce has made its way to the Loaves and Fishes market, something that happens nearly everyday thanks to their food rescue program.


Stamp Out Hunger 2017

Stamp Out Hunger Yields 97,016 lbs of Food Largest Food Drive in L&F History The power of community was on display during the 25th Annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive on May 13th. Eighty-one individuals worked a total of 349 hours in one day to gather non-perishable donations placed near residential mailboxes. Letter carriers donated extra shift hours, and… Read more »


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 »