Daily Herald | Demand still high at suburban food pantries, donations lagging at some
Daily Herald | Demand still high at suburban food pantries, donations lagging at some By Eric Peterson Both demand for and donations to local food pantries throughout the suburbs have experienced large surges since the start of the pandemic 20 months ago. But while need continues to be unrelenting in many areas, in some of… Read more »
Naperville Sun | November 11th, With costs going through the roof and supplies tight…
With costs going through the roof and supplies tight, Loaves & Fishes officials worry if they’ll have enough for holiday meals Costs are rising, whether for a gallon of milk, a tank of gas or this year’s Thanksgiving turkey. Figures released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal the consumer price index,… Read more »
Healthy Food and Summer Needs
Healthy Food and Summer Needs “Our goal is to provide people with the same quantity and quality of healthy food that others have access to.” – Loaves & Fishes CEO Mike Havala, as featured in Positively Naperville Read more→
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.
Connelly’s Commentary Comes to Loaves & Fishes
Senator Mike Connelly sat down with CEO Mike Havala and Vice President of CARES Programs Janet Derrick to learn more about Loaves & Fishes and its response to hunger and needed services in DuPage County.
Humanizing the Impoverished – TEDx Naperville
Lions Clubs International Presents HUNGER: A Problem Without Borders
Writer Joan Cary examines the Lions’ hunger relief efforts locally at Loaves & Fishes, throughout the nation, and across the world. “It takes a lot of manpower to make this happen. And it feels good to help people in need.” – Loaves &… 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.
What is Food Insecurity?
Being Food Insecure means being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of safe and nutritious food for an active, healthy life. The child food insecurity rate for DuPage County is 14.6%. Since 1995, the USDA has measured and published information about food insecurity in the United States through data collected through an annual food… Read more »
Hunger Vital Sign Update
Not long ago, in the Fall issue of SHARE, we introduced you to a new screening tool, the Hunger Vital Sign™, that we think holds great value to our community. The Hunger Vital Sign™ can help us spot families at risk for food insecurity, a serious enemy of public health. Loaves & Fishes has been… Read more »