Programs

Positively Naperville, Loaves & Fishes CARES Car Program

  Loaves & Fishes CARES Car Program While COVID-19 resulted in the temporary closures of many businesses and client programs over the past year, the Loaves & Fishes CARES Car Program remained open and gave clients a ray of hope during the uncertainties of the pandemic. Click here to read the entire article.


Naperville Unscripted Interview

If you didn’t have the opportunity to see today’s Naperville Unscripted virtual town hall, here it is! Thank you to Mayor Steve Chirico for hosting this informative discussion. https://fb.watch/491nqMYrCY/ Posted by Loaves & Fishes Community Services on Wednesday, March 10, 2021


Spotlight on Food Rescue

Spotlight on Food Rescue  Did you know that approximately 60% of the food Loaves & Fishes distributes is from our food rescue program? The remaining food comes from food drives (20%) and food that we purchase (20%).  Our trucks make many weekly stops to local grocery stores who partner with us. The food we rescue… Read more »


Congrats to our 2020 Naperville Youth Service Award

  On December 9th,  One of our teen volunteers, Clarice Ong was recognized as one of the 2020 Youth Sercie Award winners by KidsMatter and the Naperville City council.  Mayor Chirico opened the zoom event and then council members read the nominations. John Krummen read the nomination for Clarice: I am delighted to nominate Clarice Ong… Read more »


Announcing Virtual Food Drive

Loaves & Fishes Community Services is excited to announce a new way to get involved in the fight to end hunger, with their new Virtual Food Drive. “You click, families eat!” Loaves and Fishes Community Services is making it easier to help families in need with the Virtual Food Drive. With just a few clicks at… Read more »


Stamp Out Hunger Success!

This year’s total: 84,930 pounds of food collected! Thanks to our generous community and our hard working letter carriers & volunteers for helping us collect so much food for Stamp Out Hunger! Our clients greatly benefit from your big hearts!


Stamp Out Hunger 2019!

We do need your help! The Letter Carriers Food Drive helps us stock our shelves during the summer months when kids are home from school, and there are more meals to provide at home. Look for the orange plastic bag delivered with your mail the week before May 11th. Please consider filling your bag with… 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 »


Marian Park Mobile Food Pantry

Marian Park in Wheaton is a low-income senior living facility in which many residents face barriers to realizing food security. Food security is defined as having access to sufficient quantities of affordable and healthy food for the whole family. These barriers include health issues, low-income and little or no access to transportation. For two years,… Read more »


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.