It has been a busy week at Loaves & Fishes so far. After being featured in Harry Porterfield’s “Someone You Should Know” segment on CBS2 last week, we received many calls from potential clients seeking information about our programs. The result: we served 729 people on Tuesday, including 292 children! While this doesn’t break our record, it does demonstrate the growing need for our services in the western suburbs of Chicago.
For some people, like Leslie Brown, blogger for Unhyphenated America, watching the coverage on CBS was an eye-opening experience. “I forget sometimes, as we all do at times, to be grateful for what I have, and not perseverate about what I don’t have. Comparison is the ‘thief of joy.'”
As Loaves & Fishes celebrates 30 years of service, it is the future of our organization that matters the most. While our low-income neighbors need food assistance to meet their immediate hunger needs, there are barriers that must be addressed to help them become self-sufficient. Loaves & Fishes is dedicated to helping our clients overcome these barriers by providing coordinated, multi-faceted services that empower them. So as we enter a new era for our organization, we hope that you will Share the Joy of Loaves & Fishes with those you know because it is hard for some to imagine the need in our community and understand how they can be part of the solution. And for others that may be in need of our services, they may not know that help is right here.
For Leslie Brown’s full blog post, click here.