Stories of Hope

Positively Naperville, Loaves & Fishes: Volunteers Make it Happen

The typical day at Loaves & Fishes begins early in the morning, as our dedicated volunteers prepare for the nearly 1,000 families we serve each week.

They start the day by setting up our drive-through distribution route with orange cones, directional signage, and tents. Rain or shine, they put on their orange safety vests and are ready to greet our guests with a smile.


Creative Donations for the Wall of Lasting Impact

Creative Donations for the Wall of Lasting Impact  As part of our Building for Lasting Impact Campaign, the community has been invited to purchase a figurative Building Block to be displayed in our new building on the Wall of Lasting Impact. Over the past few months, we have been touched by the outpouring of support…. Read more »


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 »


Naperville Magazine, Meeting Needs

Naperville Magazine, Meeting Needs February, 2021 By Dana Moran and Anne Stern The coronavirus pandemic changed how we live and work—essentially overnight. For Loaves & Fishes Community Services, it was a perfect storm of market forces: Demand for food grew dramatically, and food supply decreased due to supply chain interruptions. On top of that, due… Read more »


Jack Pallardy-Giving the Gift of Hope

Giving the Gift of Hope December 2020 Meet the Jack Pallardy family. Jack and his wife, Lill have made it a holiday family tradition to donate food to Loaves & Fishes. Starting in October, the family begins collecting food. Mr. & Mrs. Pallardy have a large family consisting of six children, ten grandchildren, and two… Read more »


Naperville Based Company Aims to Stay Positive…|Daily Herald

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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 »


Holiday Hope

  Give the Gift of HOPE The Holiday Season is approaching!  Your gift will provide a family with a complete Holiday meal and, more importantly, the gift of HOPE! Download the form below and mail it to Loaves & Fishes, or visit our Virtual Food Drive and select the Holiday Meal.  


Thank you, for making a difference

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of others. We will continue to share stories and quotes on this post, from clients. Keep checking back once a month for an update on how our community is making a difference and transforming lives. May 2020, “I just want to say thank you for all… Read more »