Stories of Hope

Moving Up From Poverty: Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

Eighteen months ago, Loaves & Fishes embarked on a journey to help individuals change their lives. In January of this year we launched our first “Moving UP” session which is a sixteen week program where clients investigate the impact poverty has had on their lives. The goal of the program is to have participants create a… Read more »


A Letter From A Client

A mother shares her heartfelt feelings about her experience in the market at Loaves & Fishes.


Loaves and Fishes Food Recovery Program

Another load of fresh produce has made its way to the Loaves and Fishes market, something that happens nearly everyday thanks to their food rescue program.


A Story of Hope & Support

Nick and Lacey share their stories of hope.


In Search of the American Dream

Katerina

I moved here from Lithuania for better life. I lived here five years. I feel I’m working so hard all my life. I can’t get nursing certificate here. I love to help people. I love to learn. I love to work. I moved here and start from scratch. I work two jobs but still not… Read more »


Pure Excitement

Demonica

Demonica received car #1566 from our CARES car program. She’s a hard-working mom of two young children who has been trying to provide for her young children and overcome the challenges of student loans, child care and previous homelessness. We are so very happy for her car donation and wish her the happiest of new beginnings!


A New Beginning

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Dear Friends, Thank you so much for your generosity and dedication in 2015; a year that saw significant progress in connecting low-income individuals and families to the resources they need to thrive. Over 4,600 families received assistance over the past year, and, through the Client Engagement Model, we have experienced great success in finding sustainable… Read more »


Trinity Lutheran Church Raises $25,500 to Fight Hunger

Check out @News_TLC4U check presentation video featuring @dmramonas speaking about the impact of their #donation: https://t.co/GvyeaPYLB6 — Loaves & Fishes (@loaves_fishes) February 2, 2016


Going Beyond the Cover

The first year of the Client Engagement Model has taught us many things in regards to suburban poverty. There’s a belief that if you live in the suburbs, even an affluent one such as Naperville, you have little to no financial challenges. Some assume that the word “suburb” is associated with a family or person… Read more »


Primrose Students Make the Season Bright

Students @PrimroseSchools – #Naperville raised $228 doing chores then purchased food for our clients! #GivingTuesday pic.twitter.com/RmVNVSXlqG — Loaves & Fishes (@loaves_fishes) December 1, 2015