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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


Variety Makes Loaves & Fishes Go Round

When I joined Loaves & Fishes, I marveled at the commitment, loyalty and diversity of volunteer manpower. Each day was more inspiring than the day before as I would learn the stories of our long term volunteers: the couple who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by starting the day volunteering the volunteers I see four… Read more »


The Return to College Ritual

The summer is passing by way too quickly. It seems like we just moved our daughter’s “stuff” home from college and she is already preparing her list of additional “stuff” to bring back to college! It was easier when her school supply list consisted of 8 markers, 4 glue sticks, 10 No. 2 pencils, 4… Read more »


YCAN Floats their Boat with 95.9 The River

We will be at Centennial Beach for the #959theriver Float Your Boat for a Cause on Sunday! Will our cardboard and duct tape boat make it across the finish line? Be there from 11-4 to find out! #cardboard #floatyourboat #ducttape #summer #fun #smile #ycan #ypn #millennial #mackayinthemorning A photo posted by Loaves & Fishes (@loavesfishes1984)… Read more »


Team L&F Running in the Rain

The Giving DuPage Human Race was a blast today! #race #raceday #run A photo posted by Loaves & Fishes (@loavesfishes1984) on Apr 25, 2015 at 3:37pm PDT