Food Assistance & Nutrition
We believe that food is a right and not a privilege. Food insecurity is a public health concern having a medical, educational, and economic impact on our community. By actively reducing food insecurity, we are improving the health of our community for all of us.
Serving DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will counties.
How to Enroll / Register
Not having enough food can be scary, and finding resources can be hard. We’re here to help.
We serve DuPage, Will, Kane, and Kendall counties.
To qualify for food assistance, a household’s gross monthly income must be within the guidelines. The Emergency Food Program-Income Eligibility Guidelines
REGISTER FOR A LOAVES & FISHES CARD
Loaves & Fishes is providing online registration as a convenience to visitors. To receive a permanent card and register for any additional programs, please plan to visit Loaves & Fishes and bring in your picture ID and proof of residency. Click here for an (English) (Spanish) list of acceptable documents. The lobby will be open for registration during food distribution hours.
Food is offered once a week to all registered households.Find Additional Food Pantries Serving Your Community
- Offer items from each of the five food groups (fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, and protein)
- Have a nutrition policy for purchasing or obtaining a healthy food balance
- Encourage and educate clients on healthy eating lifestylesView our Nutrition Policy Here.
NUTRITION EDUCATION CLASSES
More information coming soon.
Grocery items on our easy-to-find Smart Check shelves are nutritionally screened for individuals who desire items higher in fiber and lower in sugars, sodium, and saturated fats.
Our Infant Care package provides infant formula, diapers, and wipes for children under 12 months of age; a birth certificate is required for enrollment.
Families with children ages 1 to 18 are offered additional nutrition to meet the needs of growth and development. Supplements include breakfast and lunch meal bags, milk, eggs, and fresh items for snacking.
DIABETES PREVENTION DROP-IN CLINIC
Please join Loaves & Fishes for free educational sessions on diabetes prevention and health management, sponsored by Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists. Sessions are offered monthly, at 4:30 pm, and are open to the community. Free blood pressure screening and blood glucose testing are available.