After thirty years of working in health care, I made the decision to retire and begin the next chapter in my life: I became a volunteer and I have never looked back. Volunteering at Loaves & Fishes Community Services and its CARES Programs has become my second career. The personal rewards just keep coming and I feel blessed to have been given the opportunity to serve others.
Continental Motors offered hope for a brighter future during their 9th Driven to Care Event, held at Continental Toyota in Hodgkins on December 9, 2019. Eight struggling families received a car courtesy of the Continental Motors Group franchises: Acura, Audi, Ferrari, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Toyota. This year’s event brought the total number of… Read more »
GIVING TUESDAY Loaves & Fishes is a proud participant in Giving Tuesday. Loaves & Fishes has an incredible opportunity to receive $90,000 in matching funds, which means that your gift will go TWICE as far! Your donation will have an extra impact to help struggling families receive access to healthy foods and programs to promote self-sufficiency. Our vision… Read more »
You are cordially invited to join us for Ocean to Plate, Toasting for a Cause on November 11, 2019. We are proud and honored to partner with Catch 35 for an Exclusive Dining Experience. Toasting for a Cause raises funds for essential needs that help struggling families, seniors and children. Visit our event page for… Read more »
Sponsored by Dine Naperville, Dollar Up, Hunger Down! takes place during Hunger Action Month in September which draws attention to the more than 800 food-insecure families from our area visiting Loaves & Fishes each week. Loaves & Fishes Community Services is very grateful for the support restaurants offer our community. Given that each is food based,… Read more »
“They may start to come here for the food, but we have the opportunity — maybe the obligation — to help them in other ways.” – Mike Havala, Loaves & Fishes CEO
Loaves & Fishes Community Service was honored to receive a Proclamation from the DuPage County Board commemorating its 35th Anniversary. DuPage County Chairman, Dan Cronin presented President/CEO Mike Havala, Vice President of Advancement Nancy Wiersum, and Vice President of CARES Programs Janet Derrick with the official proclamation in celebration and appreciation for 35 years… Read more »
This year’s total: 84,930 pounds of food collected! Thanks to our generous community and our hard working letter carriers & volunteers for helping us collect so much food for Stamp Out Hunger! Our clients greatly benefit from your big hearts!
Loaves & Fishes is grateful to our entire community for helping us assist struggling families for the last 35 years! We are incredibly grateful to you, our tremendous community, for your desire to help others since 1984 when we began in a small room at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Naperville. Three and a half decades… Read more »
Serving our neighbors and meeting the needs of the community is a vital part of Loaves & Fishes mission. We are proud to announce the opening in Bolingbrook of the Compass Church Food Pantry in Collaboration with Loaves & Fishes Community Services.