Stories of Philanthropy

Bolingbrook Compass Church Food Pantry/Loaves & Fishes

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.  


Naperville Kiwanis Pancake Festival

Save the Date! Thank you to Naperville Kiwanis Club for their generosity and support for Loaves & Fishes and our entire community! Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 7 AM – 12 PM Naperville Central High School 440 Aurora Ave, Naperville, Illinois Hosted by Kiwanis Club of Naperville More information here


Dealer Inspire’s Refuel Event

We extend our gratitude to Dealer Inspire CEO and Loaves & Fishes board member Joe Chura as he presented a check for $20,070 to Loaves & Fishes CEO Mike Havala, Vice President of Advancement Nancy Wiersum and Director of Philanthropy Eric Gardner. The donation was generated by ticket proceeds from Dealer Inspire’s Refuel event, a day long series of… Read more »


Dishing With Dollar Up, Hunger Down Participants

Loaves & Fishes recently celebrated the conclusion of its first Dollar Up, Hunger Down initiative, sponsored by Dine Naperville  and Meson Sabika. The restaurants that graciously participated during September helped raise awareness and funds for struggling families in DuPage County. Last year, Loaves and Fishes provided weekly access to healthy, nutritious food to 4,651 households… Read more »


REFUEL

THANK YOU What an incredible day to Refuel, Refocus and Re-inspire! Thank you, Joe Chura and Dealer Inspire! And the incredible speakers who inspired us: Chris Gardner, Nicki Medeiros Anderson, Russ Rausch, Jeremy Cowart, Maysoon Zayid, and David Goggins. #refuelnaperville 1 DAY TO REFUEL, REFOCUS, & RESTART Dealer Inspire’s 3rd Annual REFUEL is a special, one-day event that brings the community together… Read more »


Oktoberfest: DuPage Foundation Next Generation Initiative

We’re so grateful for the generous donation from the DuPage Foundation Next Generation Initiative Oktoberfest event and a matching gift from the Michael J. Schroeck Fund of the DuPage Foundation. Thank you to all who attended and to Alter Brewing Company and Uncle Bub’s Award Winning BBQ!


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 Proud Promo

After emceeing Loaves & Fishes Night to End Hunger gala, ABC7 anchor Judy Hsu chose Loaves & Fishes to film her Chicago Proud segment! She graciously chatted with both clients and volunteers in the market. We are grateful to Judy for showing such compassion and dedication toward struggling families. She brightened our day!  


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 »