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Naperville Chef Showdown 2019

Our Naperville Chef Showdown was a huge success thanks to our event partners, Chefs, restaurants, special guests, sponsors, participants & attendees. Special thanks to our event partners at My Chef Catering, our event sponsor Energy Services and to NCTV17!Our great community offered support on behalf of families and individuals who struggle to meet their essential… Read more »


NCTV17 Spotlight

    Naperville Community Television (NCTV17) hosted Loaves & Fishes CEO Mike Havala and Vice President of CARES Programs Janet Derrick on Spotlight in February 2019 to discuss the organization’s focus over the next three years. “We want to focus on the overall health of our clients, taking a more holistic approach,” said CEO Mike… Read more »


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 »


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!


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.


Chicago Automobile Trade Association Dealers Care

Joel Weinberger of Continental Motors Group met with Loaves & Fishes CARES Vice President Janet Derrick to promote Chicago Automobile Trade Association “Chicagoland Dealers Care” initiative on ABC 7 Chicago. We are so grateful for the support of Continental Motors to our car donation program!


The Inaugural Naperville Chef Showdown!

Watch the NCTV17 production of Loaves & Fishes’ Inaugural Naperville Chef Showdown! Naperville Chef Showdown


Keeping Families Housed In Our Community

By Janet Derrick, Vice President of CARES Programs “Loaves and Fishes has been extremely helpful with any needs I have had. I can’t say enough good things about this organization.” We received these kind words from one of our neighbors who received financial assistance. We are very grateful to individuals like this who trust us… Read more »


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.


Julia’s $4.87

Julia’s $4.87 By Nancy Wiersum, Vice President of Advancement as featured in Positively Naperville   Looking back over the past year, we are grateful for every gift and volunteer hour that came our way. One of my favorites is from 4-year old Julia. When our appeal letter came to her house, she wanted to know… Read more »