Programs

Our Grocery Market: An Evolution

Check out this #FlashBackFriday! We sure have expanded our grocery market over the years! Can you guess the order? #FBF #Food #Hunger #Donate #Volunteer #Nonprofit A photo posted by Loaves & Fishes (@loavesfishes1984) on Jul 10, 2015 at 10:38am PDT


Gardening with Purpose

I confess that my gardening experience is more limited than I would like, but that doesn’t change the fact that I’m a huge fan of those talents. Gardening is a great hobby with an unmistakable benefit for those who take it on: food with flavor. Produce straight from the garden has a magic for kids,… Read more »


Red Rocker Helps Fight Hunger

“It takes a village to raise a child,” said Megan Selck, Loaves & Fishes’ President and CEO. Family life and services are primary focuses to Loaves & Fishes, making every volunteer, donation and contribution a positive difference maker. A new addition to our cause is Sammy Hager, front man of The Circle and a member… Read more »


DuPage Foundation Helps Renovation Efforts

Thx @DuPageFdn for granting us $15,000 toward the purchase of new refrigeration in our grocery market! #philanthropy pic.twitter.com/yuKezELilh — Loaves & Fishes (@loaves_fishes) June 24, 2015


Returning to her Roots

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I was delighted to attend the ribbon-cutting on Thursday for the Elmwood Elementary School garden. I had been notified of this event several months ago by Sandy Bell, the organizer of this amazing project, after she had read my blog. Other schools in Naperville have gardens that have been successfully producing vegetables and fruits for… Read more »


The Recipe for Success

I’m not really a recipe person. When (if) I prepare dinner, it’s really more about what’s in the refrigerator than anything else. I like flexibility when I cook, and the whole idea that a lot of food will not be going to waste. After starting with a few fundamentals, like mirepoix or pesto, I feel… Read more »


ConAgra Foods Foundation grants $150,000 for Client Engagement Model

Thanks @conagrafoods for granting us $150,000 toward our Client Engagement Model! #giveback #endhunger #empowerlives #makeadifference #philanthropy A photo posted by Loaves & Fishes (@loavesfishes1984) on May 8, 2015 at 9:49am PDT


Spotlight on Child Hunger Opens Discussion, Promotes Collaboration

"Toxic stress can damage the brain architecture of young, developing children" Dr. John Cook #childhealth pic.twitter.com/lbZYNb4v48 — Loaves & Fishes (@loaves_fishes) April 17, 2015


How Could Proposed Funding Cuts Impact Client Families?

Child poverty, unfortunately, is a growing epidemic in the state of Illinois. No one wants to see a child suffer. No one likes reading or hearing about a child being abused or neglected. We are aware of programs, services, and even policies at both the state and federal level that have been effective reducing child… Read more »


Under Construction: L&F 3.0 In Process

Strange things appear to be happening at 1871 High Grove. Storage racks are disappearing, new displays are popping up in the grocery market and the warehouse has bright light beaming down from the now visible windows. What else can be expected and how will it benefit our clients, volunteers and operations? “With the growing number… Read more »