Loaves & Fishes Community Services provides assistance to families residing in Naperville and DuPage County.
We believe that food is a right and not a privilege. Food insecurity is a public health concern having 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.
Loaves & Fishes serves residents of Naperville and Naperville Township. DuPage County residents in need of food assistance are also eligible to receive food distributions. To qualify for food assistance, a household’s gross monthly income must be within the guidelines established by the Illinois Department of Human Services income guidelines for their family size. (chart also attached)
For information on additional food pantries serving your community, visit http://solvehungertoday.org/get-help/where-to-get-food/
How to Enroll/Register
Enrollment occurs at your first visit during regular food pick-up hours (listed above). For all clients, both new and existing, we require TWO (2) pieces of identification each time you register for food pick-up:
- A driver’s license, state ID, passport, or a consular ID card.
- A current utility bill in your name or the name of someone in your household, OR, if you do not have a current utility bill, a lease in your name.
Every time you come to Loaves & Fishes for a food distribution, you must bring these documents. If you do not bring them, we can only serve you the emergency food we have on our emergency shelves. Please have your documents ready for the check-in desk volunteer.
Any person listed as a member of your household can come to the pantry to pick up food distributions as long as they have the required documents. If no one from your household is available to pick up food, you can designate an individual to act on your behalf. This individual must have a completed proxy form and client identification in order to pick up household food. (Proxy – English or Spanish).
Please bring your own shopping bags as we can’t guarantee supply.
Home Delivery Program
We currently deliver to a limited service area to homebound seniors without transportation.
- Martin Avenue Apartments
- Ogden Manor Apartments
- Charles Court
- Katherine Manor
- Maple Court
Our market is designed to provide a healthy food environment for client shopping.
- Offer items from each of the five food groups (fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy and protein)
- Has a nutrition policy for purchasing or obtaining a healthy food balance
- Encourages and educates clients on healthy eating lifestyles
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, baby foods, and diapers 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.
Regular Shopping Hours
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. AND 5 – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 11: 30 a.m.
Please pay attention to designated parking areas. View our Updated Parking Map for clients.
In case of bad weather: Emergency Closing Information. Extreme weather may prompt a management decision to close Loaves & Fishes for the safety of clients, volunteers and staff. We will follow the weather-related closing decisions of Naperville School District #203 or Indian Prairie School District #204. If EITHER district closes, we will as well.