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Positively Naperville, Loaves & Fishes: Volunteers Make it Happen

The typical day at Loaves & Fishes begins early in the morning, as our dedicated volunteers prepare for the nearly 1,000 families we serve each week.

They start the day by setting up our drive-through distribution route with orange cones, directional signage, and tents. Rain or shine, they put on their orange safety vests and are ready to greet our guests with a smile.


Faith. Family. Focus. with Shafer and Faith Suggs

Loaves & Fishes CEO Mike Havala was a guest on Faith. Family. Focus with former NFL player Shafer Suggs and his daughter, Duke Woman’s Basketball alumni, Faith Suggs. This in-depth interview talks about Mike’s personal journey and the new chapter at Loaves & Fishes. To learn more about Faith. Family. Focus. Visit their Facebook page… Read more »


Daily Herald | Metea Key Club, Kiwanis fundraiser honors late adviser

Daily Herald | Metea Key Club, Kiwanis fundraiser honors late adviser https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20210313/metea-key-club-students-and-naperville-kiwanis-honor-late-friend-by-raising-funds-for-loaves-and-fishes  


Positively Naperville, Loaves & Fishes, Building for Lasting Impact

Read the January 2021 article in Positively Naperville from Mike Havala, Loaves & Fishes CEO and President. https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2021/02/16/loaves-fishes-building-for-lasting-impact/119386  


NCTV17, Spotlight, Feb. 1 2021

Mike Havala, CEO and President was a guest on NCTV17 Spotlight.  Take a look at his interview below. Loaves & Fishes Community Services


Naperville Magazine, Meeting Needs

Naperville Magazine, Meeting Needs February, 2021 By Dana Moran and Anne Stern The coronavirus pandemic changed how we live and work—essentially overnight. For Loaves & Fishes Community Services, it was a perfect storm of market forces: Demand for food grew dramatically, and food supply decreased due to supply chain interruptions. On top of that, due… Read more »


NCTV17, City to Partner with Loaves & Fishes for Utility Assistance Program

City to Partner with Loaves & Fishes for Utility Assistance Program  


Naperville Sun, Loaves & Fishes buys warehouse building…

Naperville Sun, Loaves & Fishes buys warehouse building with an eye toward tripling its food assistance services January 14, 2021 Read the complete article here:      


Chicago Tribune-Beacon News | Loaves and Fishes buys Aurora Facility

Chicago Tribune/Beacon-News, January 14th, 2021 | Loaves and Fishes buys Aurora facility to serve as new hub Read the article here. https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-loaves-fishes-st-0115-20210113-nzwzsud4ufhmfbbklwpesbygfy-story.html  


Daily Herald, Naperville’s Loaves & Fishes opening new hub in Aurora

Loaves & Fishes Community Services has acquired a new Aurora building that will serve as its central hub for storing, sorting and distributing food products. Read the entire article here.