Hunger Facts

The Recipe for Success

I’m not really a recipe person. When (if) I prepare dinner, it’s really more about what’s in the refrigerator than anything else. I like flexibility when I cook, and the whole idea that a lot of food will not be going to waste. After starting with a few fundamentals, like mirepoix or pesto, I feel… Read more »


Spotlight on Child Hunger Opens Discussion, Promotes Collaboration

"Toxic stress can damage the brain architecture of young, developing children" Dr. John Cook #childhealth pic.twitter.com/lbZYNb4v48 — Loaves & Fishes (@loaves_fishes) April 17, 2015


How Could Proposed Funding Cuts Impact Client Families?

Child poverty, unfortunately, is a growing epidemic in the state of Illinois. No one wants to see a child suffer. No one likes reading or hearing about a child being abused or neglected. We are aware of programs, services, and even policies at both the state and federal level that have been effective reducing child… Read more »


Under Construction: L&F 3.0 In Process

Strange things appear to be happening at 1871 High Grove. Storage racks are disappearing, new displays are popping up in the grocery market and the warehouse has bright light beaming down from the now visible windows. What else can be expected and how will it benefit our clients, volunteers and operations? “With the growing number… Read more »


Moving Toward Let’s Move!

School systems may have many challenges in their attempt to provide a new level of healthy foods to students. That doesn’t surprise me really. It’s only been five years since Michelle Obama began to promote the Let’s Move initiatives, and despite the flack from the school yards, I am glad to see someone finally put… Read more »


A Start to a Healthy Year

The beginning of the year is a natural time to think about goals for the future, and personally speaking, health goals always seem to be at the top of my list. In fact, many of us are realizing the impact of our day-to-day food choices on overall health, and the importance of being proactive in… Read more »


The New Poverty

If we go by the usual stereotypes, we think poverty exist only in certain major cities such as Chicago south and west side, South Central Los Angeles, the 5th Ward in Houston, Texas, Bronx, New York, etc. Yes there is a population that truly lives in poverty in these cities. For some, it’s even been… Read more »


What’s in Your Diet?

National Geographic gives us a wonderful view of the world from the 50,000 feet perspective, and consumption patterns described here are particularly interesting. The diagrams are a startling depiction of what everybody has suspected for some time now: we are eating far too many foods containing fats and sugars. If that is true in most… Read more »


National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week on Fox 32 Chicago

Charles McLimans, Loaves & Fishes President & CEO, was invited to speak to Corey McPherrin and Darlene Hill on Fox 32 Chicago about suburban poverty and how Loaves & Fishes is reducing it thanks to our incredible supporters. FOX 32 News Chicago


Campaign Makes Program Evolution Possible

The Power of Community Campaign was created to help Loaves & Fishes achieve the goals set forth in our strategic plan, including programmatic growth. Thanks to our community’s support to date, Loaves & Fishes is piloting the Client Engagement Model, which will benefit more low-income families by focusing on food, prevention, education and wellness. What… Read more »