Stories of Philanthropy

Dollar Up, Hunger Down!

Sponsored by Dine Naperville, Dollar Up, Hunger Down! takes place during Hunger Action Month in September which draws attention to the more than 790 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 »


2018 Night to End Hunger Photo Gallery

Thank you! Thank you for helping make Night to End Hunger successful, with more than $330,000 raised to help struggling families.   WE DON’T TRANSFORM LIVES AND END HUNGER ALONE! WE DO IT TOGETHER!


ABC7 Chicago’s Newsviews

Our CEO Mike Havala and Vice President of Advancement Nancy Wiersum were guests on ABC7 Chicago’s “Newsviews” with Judy Hsu. We appreciate the opportunity to share the work we do to assist struggling families in DuPage County with the help of many volunteers and our community.


The Hobson Oak is Here!

The Hobson Oak took root before the American Revolution along the banks of the East Branch of the DuPage River near Hobson & Greene Roads in now Woodridge, Illinois. The bur oak supported many diverse life forms within and above and below ground. Its majestic presence shaded bison, deer and cows; created a playground for Native… Read more »


Chicago Automobile Trade Association Dealers Care

Joel Weinberger of Continental Motors Group met with Loaves & Fishes CARES Vice President Janet Derrick to promote Chicago Automobile Trade Association “Chicagoland Dealers Care” initiative on ABC 7 Chicago. We are so grateful for the support of Continental Motors to our car donation program!


Connecting with MJ: Volunteer Spotlight

By: Allie Wenzel, Loaves & Fishes Intern   After retiring from his career in engineering and management, current Loaves & Fishes volunteer MJ had a desire to do something meaningful for his community. He couldn’t figure out exactly what that was until he went in for a haircut and his hairdresser suggested volunteering at Loaves… Read more »


Connecting with Betsy: Volunteer Spotlight

By: Allie Wenzel, Loaves & Fishes Intern Betsy began volunteering at Loaves & Fishes in sorting fresh product and stocking shelves and then became a market volunteer. She currently volunteers at the front desk answering calls and assisting clients with program questions. She decided to volunteer at Loaves & Fishes after retiring from being an educator… Read more »


Stamp Out Hunger 2018

Thank you! We’ve collected more than 78,000 pounds of food! The Annual Letter Carriers Food Drive takes place the second Saturday in May. This year, on May 12th, our compassionate community placed healthy, non-perishable food donations by their mailboxes. Our dedicated carriers and volunteers collected 77,000 pounds of food and brought it to Loaves &… Read more »


Metea Valley National Art Honor Society Project

        “The principle of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.” – Jerzy Kosinski         The student members of the Metea Valley National Art Honor Society embarked on an artistic journey that would take them most of their school year. Their mission was to create a mural… Read more »


Naperville Chef Showdown 2018

It’s more than a showdown…it’s a Chef Showdown! Our Inaugural Chef Showdown was a success due to the generosity and valued participation of our sponsors, partners, Executive Chefs, Sous Chefs and honored guest judges! Photo Gallery Below Chef Eddie from Catch 35 & Chef Danny from Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House competed in Loaves & Fishes’ inaugural Naperville… Read more »