Stories of Hope

Privileged to Serve for 35 Years

“They may start to come here for the food, but we have the opportunity — maybe the obligation — to help them in other ways.” – Mike Havala, Loaves & Fishes CEO  


Healthy Food and Summer Needs

  Healthy Food and Summer Needs “Our goal is to provide people with the same quantity and quality of healthy food that others have access to.” – Loaves & Fishes CEO Mike Havala, as featured in Positively Naperville Read more→


Naperville Chef Showdown 2019

Our Naperville Chef Showdown was a huge success thanks to our event partners, Chefs, restaurants, special guests, sponsors, participants & attendees. Special thanks to our event partners at My Chef Catering, our event sponsor Energy Services and to NCTV17!Our great community offered support on behalf of families and individuals who struggle to meet their essential… Read more »


Bolingbrook Compass Church Food Pantry/Loaves & Fishes

Serving our neighbors and meeting the needs of the community is a vital part of Loaves & Fishes mission. We are proud to announce the opening in Bolingbrook of the Compass Church Food Pantry in Collaboration with Loaves & Fishes Community Services.  


Continental Motors is Driven to Care

Continental Motors offered hope for a brighter future during their 8th Driven to Care Event, held at Continental Toyota in Hodgkins on December 6, 2018. Eight struggling families received a car courtesy of the Continental Motors Group franchises: Acura, Audi, Ferrari, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Toyota. This year’s event brought the total number of donated… Read more »


REFUEL

Update: More than 950 attendees enjoyed Dealer Inspire’s Refuel event 0n 12-04-18. Read more here about Joe Chura’s and Dealer Inspire’s generous donation to Loaves & Fishes Community Services.   Register now for an incredible opportunity to be inspired. REFUEL, REFOCUS, & RESTART GIVE ONE DAY BACK TO YOU. REFUEL is a special one-day event… Read more »


Dollar Up, Hunger Down!

Sponsored by Dine Naperville, Dollar Up, Hunger Down! takes place during Hunger Action Month in September which draws attention to the more than 790 food insecure families from our area visiting Loaves & Fishes each week. Loaves & Fishes Community Services is very grateful for the support restaurants offer our community. Given that each is food based,… Read more »


ABC7 Chicago Proud Promo

After emceeing Loaves & Fishes Night to End Hunger gala, ABC7 anchor Judy Hsu chose Loaves & Fishes to film her Chicago Proud segment! She graciously chatted with both clients and volunteers in the market. We are grateful to Judy for showing such compassion and dedication toward struggling families. She brightened our day!  


Chicago Automobile Trade Association Dealers Care

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!


Jenny’s Gracious Gesture

Last year, a client wrote Loaves & Fishes a thank-you letter detailing her gratitude and the dignity and compassion she encountered in our market. Jenny generously agreed to appear in a video to read excerpts from that letter. You can view the video here. Earlier this month, Jenny notified Loaves & Fishes of some incredible… Read more »