Stories of Hope

Making Birthday Wishes Come True

@NapervilleIL resident Kate Schultz donated 106 birthday bags to @loaves_fishes for children's birthday treats #NN17 pic.twitter.com/X8SA6cV2tm — NCTV17 (@NCTV17) July 15, 2015


Blackhawks Fan Makes a Difference

Corey donated items that he collected to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah! Thanks Corey! #KidsCare2 #Donate #blackhawks #hockeyfan #hockey #food #fooddrive #giveback A photo posted by Loaves & Fishes (@loavesfishes1984) on Jul 8, 2015 at 11:22am PDT


Red Rocker Helps Fight Hunger

“It takes a village to raise a child,” said Megan Selck, Loaves & Fishes’ President and CEO. Family life and services are primary focuses to Loaves & Fishes, making every volunteer, donation and contribution a positive difference maker. A new addition to our cause is Sammy Hager, front man of The Circle and a member… Read more »


Returning to her Roots

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I was delighted to attend the ribbon-cutting on Thursday for the Elmwood Elementary School garden. I had been notified of this event several months ago by Sandy Bell, the organizer of this amazing project, after she had read my blog. Other schools in Naperville have gardens that have been successfully producing vegetables and fruits for… Read more »


The Recipe for Success

I’m not really a recipe person. When (if) I prepare dinner, it’s really more about what’s in the refrigerator than anything else. I like flexibility when I cook, and the whole idea that a lot of food will not be going to waste. After starting with a few fundamentals, like mirepoix or pesto, I feel… Read more »


Happy 8th Birthday to Hanna, the Food Drive Organizer

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Naperville Jaycees Help to End Child Hunger

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Celebrating with District 203

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What can you eat with $4 a day?

Where would you begin if you only had $4 to spend on a day’s worth of meals? Recent online articles have showcased this emerging dilemma that many individuals and families are facing on a daily basis. For instance, in “The Percentage Of Americans Who Can’t Afford Food Hasn’t Budged Since The Recession Peaked,” Hunter Stuart,… Read more »


“Poverty is a circumstance, not a value judgment”

What does it mean to be a food stamp recipient? The political landscape has been split in discussions ranging from program abuse to the perpetuation of poverty. It is a hotly debated topic (for more debate insight, check out this blog; however, when you consider who receives this public benefit assistance, what type of person… Read more »