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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 »


The Firehouse Food Fight

NPFFC hosts 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 orchestrates this collective effort to support the important mission of Loaves and Fishes. All 10 stations and the administrative team compete over… 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 »


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.


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 »


Suburban Poverty on the Rise

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Poverty in the suburbs is often out of sight, out of mind. But between 2000 and 2015, the low-income population of DuPage County grew by 78 percent, to a total of 170,000 people. Unlike urban poverty where people often live in one concentrated area, suburban poverty is widespread, making the problem less visible, but still… Read more »


The Rotary Club of Naperville’s 2017 Paul Harris Awards

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The Rotary Club of Naperville recently honored some locals doing good in our community. The club acknowledged ten individuals with the 2017 Paul Harris Fellow Award for Service, named after the founder of Rotary. It’s the highest recognition given to non-club members who exhibit the Rotary’s motto “service above self,” recognizing those who have made… Read more »