Programs

The Return to College Ritual

The summer is passing by way too quickly. It seems like we just moved our daughter’s “stuff” home from college and she is already preparing her list of additional “stuff” to bring back to college! It was easier when her school supply list consisted of 8 markers, 4 glue sticks, 10 No. 2 pencils, 4… Read more »


Concert to End Hunger: Great Music for a Great Cause

As I’m spreading the word about Loaves & Fishes’ Concert to End Hunger, people assume I don’t know who Harry Chapin is. I was not around to buy his albums when they were first released and I never saw him live in concert. He died when I was a 1-year-old.  This weekend I’m going to… Read more »


L&F’s New Fiscal Year Brings New Faces

Loaves & Fishes Community Services has welcomed new leaders to assist us in achieving our strategic objectives and to continue alleviating poverty in the western suburbs of Chicago. At Day Without Hunger in June, Megan Selck, Loaves & Fishes’ President & CEO, spoke of transformation in reference to our new grocery market layout, our Client… Read more »


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