It has been a busy week at Loaves & Fishes so far. After being featured in Harry Porterfield’s “Someone You Should Know” segment on CBS2 last week, we received many calls from potential clients seeking information about our programs. The result: we served 729 people on Tuesday, including 292 children! While this doesn’t break our… Read more »
It was a perfect day, surprisingly, for Friday the 13th, which created the perfect setting for Loaves & Fishes’ Day Without Hunger celebration. Day Without Hunger, which began 7 years ago as a 24-hour event, is an opportunity for community members to learn about food insecurity and Loaves & Fishes’ innovative service model that seeks… Read more »
When you think about Thanksgiving, what comes to mind? Is it an image of a perfectly roasted golden turkey surrounded by your favorite side dishes on the dinner table? Is it the smell of a luscious pumpkin pie being pulled from the oven? Is it the sound of laughter as your loved ones enjoy the… Read more »
“I am 10 years old. I like to help people. My favorite sport is swimming. My favorite subject in school is science. I would like to be a teacher when I grow up.” These are the words of Daniela, age 10, whose drawing, titled “People Helping Each Other,” is featured as the November artwork in… Read more »
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sims family. Trevor was an insightful boy whose kind spirit will live on forever. According to the ABC News: Trevor Sims, 11, died of rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer that develops in the soft tissue and often strikes children, according to ABC News affiliate WBRZ in Baton Rouge, La…. Read more »
Marj McIntosh, Loaves & Fishes’ volunteer extraordinaire, was featured in a Naperville Sun article for her dedication to ending hunger! Here is an excerpt from the article: [McIntosh] is part of the annual effort to raise funds to feed the hungry through the annual CROP Hunger Walk, a national event sponsored by Church World Service… Read more »
From Ron Ory, photographer for Naperville Community Gardeners: Sometimes one little tomato (or six): Or one big one: Can make a difference for someone in need: Putting us at 1,500 pounds for the year: Way to go Team! http://www.napervillecommunitygardeners.org/
Chicago Tribune, September 24, 2011 Once well off, many families sunk by the economy face once-unthinkable choices, as they join millions of others struggling to get by.” Read article.