Our Giving Community Positively Naperville, May 2020 “I’ve been fortunate to have witnessed our giving community at work. Your stepping up to support the many families in need is simply amazing. Thank you so much.”-Mike Havala, CEO, President of Loaves & Fishes Read more: Our Giving Community, by Mike Havala, Positively Naperville, May 2020
Loaves & Fishes says people seeking food assistance up dramatically, and they need financial help to meet demand Chicago Tribune, Naperville Sun, April 24th, 2020 Suzanne Baker A line of cars extended down High Grove Lane in Naperville as families waited Thursday to collect a box of food. In the last several weeks, Loaves &… Read more »
Who could have known even a few weeks ago what extraordinary times we would be facing? The simplest of gatherings are a fond memory now as we “shelter in place.” Only the most essential of errands are approved. One of those approved errands is to the grocery store where the lines found most people’s carts… Read more »
Gift Cards For Good A Delicious Way to Help! Be part of a triple win! You win, local restaurants win and Loaves & Fishes’ clients win! A very generous Loaves & Fishes donor has donated a large number of gift cards from two of Loaves & Fishes’ most supportive restaurants: Hugo’s & Meson Sabika WE… Read more »
Loaves & Fishes Statement on COVID-19 Loaves & Fishes is committed to providing a safe environment for our clients, volunteers, employees and other people who visit our facilities. We are monitoring the coronavirus situation on a daily basis, and responding accordingly. Please see the instructions regarding our new distribution model: Distribution Model and COVID-19 Policy… Read more »
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Loaves & Fishes Community Services is very pleased to announce the appointment of Nicki Anderson, Director of Woman’s Leadership Program at Benedictine University, to their Board of Directors.
“Nicki continues to enrich our community and culture with her vision, passion, and dedication.” said Mike Havala, President and CEO of Loaves & Fishes.“We are honored to have her join our board and look forward to the impact she will make in advancing our strategic plan.”
“Loaves and Fishes has always stayed true to their mission of providing healthy food and impactful programs to promote self-sufficiency. As a volunteer of Loaves and Fishes on and off for over 20 years, I have seen how their mission continues to change lives. I’m honored to be selected as a Board member and will do my best to assist in moving the mission and vision forward” said Nicki Anderson.
After thirty years of working in health care, I made the decision to retire and begin the next chapter in my life: I became a volunteer and I have never looked back. Volunteering at Loaves & Fishes Community Services and its CARES Programs has become my second career. The personal rewards just keep coming and I feel blessed to have been given the opportunity to serve others.
Loaves & Fishes Community Services works to fight hunger and food insecurity by making sure our community has enough food to eat. Why is this so important, and how can you help? The organization is inviting our next generation to lend their perspectives to the challenge of hunger and food insecurity through a video contest.