Volunteer News

Stamp Out Hunger 2018

The Annual Letter Carriers Food Drive takes place the second Saturday in May. This year, on May 12th, please place your healthy, non-perishable food donations in a bag by your mailbox. Our dedicated carriers and volunteers will pick up your donation which will be brought to Loaves & Fishes for sorting, stocking and distribution to… 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 »


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 »


KidsCare2

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    “Sharing is Caring: Engaging the Next Generation of Hunger Relief Experts” The genesis of KidsCare2 and the special volunteers who were inspired by their grandchildren to engage our community’s youth Written by: Nancy Couch, Loaves & Fishes Volunteer Leader and Community Advocate It is late on a Monday afternoon when the market and… Read more »


Volunteer Chat

Margie Tarpey began her Naperville CARES tenure in 2001 as volunteer and President of the Board when it was housed within the L&F warehouse. She joined L&F as an intake volunteer in 2010 and her husband Tom followed in 2011 working in distribution. After raising their 3 children and retiring from successful careers. the Tarpeys,… Read more »


ComEd Powers Through the Holiday Season

We had over 60 helping hands thanks to @ComEd employees who packed #holiday #meal and child nutrition bags #giveback pic.twitter.com/Z1gUYDIC96 — Loaves & Fishes (@loaves_fishes) November 19, 2015


The Power of Community

The western suburbs of Chicago are increasingly becoming home to low-income families in search of safer neighborhoods, better schools, and affordable housing; yet, they are finding that a lack of employment opportunities and public transit are blocking their path to self-sufficiency. With the help of Loaves & Fishes, these families are connected to the resources… Read more »


How Can You Help End Child Hunger?

When I retired I chose to volunteer at Loaves & Fishes because of the impact I knew it had in our community. After 25 years of teaching, it was evident to me that poor nutrition and hunger were often obstacles to a child’s success at school. When a 12 year old is hungry, all that… Read more »


North Central College Students Go “Into the Streets”

THIS JUST IN! Into the Streets gathered 607 lbs.of food for @loaves_fishes #NCCServe #BeCentral @northcentralcol pic.twitter.com/MCVP0d2ul8 — NCC Ministry&Service (@NCCServe) September 16, 2015


Did You Go Orange for Hunger Action Day?

We went orange today for Go Orange Day in celebration of Hunger Action Month! Did you? #orange #goorange #hunger #hungeractionmonth #ilhungeraction #fun #food #instafood A photo posted by Loaves & Fishes (@loavesfishes1984) on Sep 3, 2015 at 3:25pm PDT