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 »
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 »
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!
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 »
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 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 »
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.
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!
By: Allie Wenzel, Loaves & Fishes Intern After retiring from his career in engineering and management, current Loaves & Fishes volunteer MJ had a desire to do something meaningful for his community. He couldn’t figure out exactly what that was until he went in for a haircut and his hairdresser suggested volunteering at Loaves… Read more »
Written by Jane Macdonald, Loaves & Fishes Director of Community Wellness The 2018 Hunger Summit is an annual conference hosted by the Illinois Commission to End Hunger. The event welcomes people from across Illinois who work every day to provide those in need with nutritious food to lead a healthy life. Attendees have the opportunity… Read more »