Stories of Hope

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 »


Our Giving Community

Our Giving Community  Positively Naperville, May 2020 “I’ve been fortunate to have witnessed our giving community at work. Your stepping up to support the many families in need is simply amazing. Thank you so much.”-Mike Havala, CEO, President of Loaves & Fishes Read more: Our Giving Community, by Mike Havala, Positively Naperville, May 2020


NVTV17 Spotlight Special Edition: Impact of COVID-19 on Naperville Nonprofits.

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Loaves & Fishes: Extraordinary Times

Who could have known even a few weeks ago what extraordinary times we would be facing? The simplest of gatherings are a fond memory now as we “shelter in place.” Only the most essential of errands are approved. One of those approved errands is to the grocery store where the lines found most people’s carts… Read more »


Nourishing Future Generations

A former client named Yesol reached out recently with a donation for Loaves & Fishes.  She included this beautiful letter.  Her story captures the hope and strength that family and community can provide and the impact it can make in someone’s life.     I was a teenager when my family settled in Naperville in the… Read more »


Through Their Eyes…A Video Contest for Students

Loaves & Fishes Community Services works to fight hunger and food insecurity by making sure our community has enough food to eat. Why is this so important, and how can you help? The organization is inviting our next generation to lend their perspectives to the challenge of hunger and food insecurity through a video contest.