Stories of Philanthropy

Julia’s $4.87

Julia’s $4.87 By Nancy Wiersum, Vice President of Advancement as featured in Positively Naperville   Looking back over the past year, we are grateful for every gift and volunteer hour that came our way. One of my favorites is from 4-year old Julia. When our appeal letter came to her house, she wanted to know… Read more »


Metea Valley High School Day of Service

There was recently a stampede to provide service to our community. For the fourth year in a row, the Metea Valley High School Newspaper Club – The MV Stampede –  has spent their day off on Martin Luther King Jr. Day volunteering at Loaves & Fishes. “Do More Metea Valley” is the Service branch of… Read more »


Giving Tuesday Match!

We offer our heartfelt thanks for helping us meet and exceed our $90,000 match! We are humbled by the generosity from our community and have been touched by each donation to help others who are struggling. We are so proud to be part of this wonderful community!   ONE DAY, TWO TIMES THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT!


Lions Clubs International Presents HUNGER: A Problem Without Borders

Writer Joan Cary examines the Lions’ hunger relief efforts locally at Loaves & Fishes, throughout the nation, and across the world. “It takes a lot of manpower to make this happen. And it feels good to help people in need.”                          – Loaves &… Read more »


The Firehouse Food Fight

NPFFC hosted its 2nd Annual Firehouse Food Fight from November 1st – December 15th! In partnership with the Naperville Fire Department, Local 4302 and the Fire Explorers, the Naperville Professional Fire Fighters for a Cause orchestrated this collective effort to support the important mission of Loaves and Fishes. All ten stations and the administrative team competed… Read more »


Loaves and Fishes Food Recovery Program

Another load of fresh produce has made its way to the Loaves and Fishes market, something that happens nearly everyday thanks to their food rescue program.


Stamp Out Hunger 2017

Stamp Out Hunger Yields 97,016 lbs of Food Largest Food Drive in L&F History The power of community was on display during the 25th Annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive on May 13th. Eighty-one individuals worked a total of 349 hours in one day to gather non-perishable donations placed near residential mailboxes. Letter carriers donated extra shift hours, and… Read more »


Labor of Love

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When Loaves & Fishes moved into our current building back in 2011, more and more groups of adults wanted to volunteer. There were parents who wanted to bring their children along, and L&F wasn’t equipped to handle young people. My husband Jim and I organized our first event in 2013 after our grandchildren asked what… Read more »


Largest Food Drive In Our History

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The power of community was on display during the 25th Annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive on May 13, always organized on the second Saturday in May. According to news from Loaves & Fishes Community Services, 81 individuals worked a total of 349 hours in one day to gather non-perishable donations placed near residential mailboxes. Letter carriers… Read more »


Chicagoland Dealers Care

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CHICAGO (May 9, 2017) – Chicagoland’s new-car dealer association, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), donated $1,500 to the Loaves & Fishes “CARES” car program which provides transportation to working individuals in need. In addition to its car program, Naperville-based Loaves & Fishes serves the DuPage community by providing high-quality, healthy food; preventative care; educational opportunities;… Read more »