Stories of Philanthropy

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 »


Listen to What Evelyn and Her Friends Have to Say!

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New Appointment to the Board of Directors

Loaves & Fishes Community Services is very pleased to announce the appointment of Nicki Anderson, Director of Woman’s Leadership Program at Benedictine University, to their Board of Directors.

“Nicki continues to enrich our community and culture with her vision, passion, and dedication.”  said Mike Havala, President and CEO of Loaves & Fishes.“We are honored to have her join our board and look forward to the impact she will make in advancing our strategic plan.”

“Loaves and Fishes has always stayed true to their mission of providing healthy food and impactful programs to promote self-sufficiency. As a volunteer of Loaves and Fishes on and off for over 20 years, I have seen how their mission continues to change lives. I’m honored to be selected as a Board member and will do my best to assist in moving the mission and vision forward” said Nicki Anderson.


The Essence of Volunteering

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.


New Appointment to the Board of Directors

It gives us great pleasure to announce the appointment of Rebecca Obarski of Nagle Obarski, P.C., Attorneys at Law to the Loaves & Fishes  Board of Directors. “We are excited and honored that Rebecca is joining our Board,” said Mike Havala, President and CEO of Loaves & Fishes. “She will bring her unique perspective and… Read more »