As we embrace the warmth of the summer season, many of us spend time in our gardens, enjoying the harvest, sharing with family and friends, or pickling and preserving. Gardening has experienced a resurgence in recent years, with an increasing number of individuals cultivating their own fruits, vegetables, and herbs. This summer pastime also provides an opportunity to help families struggling to keep food on their table by donating homegrown produce. Not only does this provide access to fresh, healthy food, but it also promotes self-sustainability, environmental awareness, and a strong sense of community spirit.
We are so very proud of our new Moving Up Graduates! These ladies committed to this program and discovered what was holding them back from living a more self-sufficient life. We are very thankful for the program’s facilitators, Donnishia Brown and Dr. Catherine Jackson, and the dedicated volunteers who provided services and meals each week…. Read more »
Loaves & Fishes: The power of moving up The Power of Moving Up by Mary Boulos, Director of CARES Programs at Loaves & Fishes Community Services “This is not for the weak!” That is the consensus about Loaves & Fishes’ Moving Up program according to this year’s program graduates. Please allow me to explain. Moving… Read more »
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Loaves & Fishes: The art of thankfulness
The staff at Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry is not happy with how the back room of the nonprofit’s building on Jericho Road in Aurora looks right now.
Storage shelves once brimming with food are half empty.
And with need rising – Aurora’s largest pantry is serving 35% more people this year, including 40 new families a week – “we are receiving fewer donations,” noted spokesperson Alyssa Edwards.
Which means, she added, because “we are giving out more than we are getting in, our food is getting scarce.”
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! Make a monetary donation here or visit our Virtual Food Drive and select the Holiday Meal.