Stories of Philanthropy

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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Giving Tuesday 12-1-20

Loaves & Fishes is a proud participant in Giving Tuesday. Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 1st, 2020, and follow us on social media to be apart of a Journey of Generosity! We are very fortunate to have a matching gift of $75,000, which means that your donation will have an extraordinary impact in… 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.  


September is Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month! Feeding America’s annual Hunger Action Month initiative encourages our community to take action and become part of the solution to end hunger. They use the color orange to draw attention to this initiative and invite the public to “go orange” on September 10. According to Feeding America, in 2020, more than… Read more »


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


Remembering Diane & Dalis Ramonas

Remembering Diane & Dalis Ramonas The Loaves & Fishes family is lovingly remembering Diane & Dalis Ramonas. Diane had been a devoted member of our staff for more than five years. As Community Relations Manager, she worked tirelessly to raise awareness about poverty and hunger. Dalis was a wonderful friend of Loaves & Fishes too,… Read more »


Gift Cards For Good!

Gift Cards For Good A Delicious Way to Help! Be part of a triple win! You win, local restaurants win and Loaves & Fishes’ clients win! A very generous Loaves & Fishes donor has donated a large number of gift cards from two of Loaves & Fishes’ most supportive restaurants: Hugo’s   & Meson Sabika WE… Read more »