“It takes a village to raise a child,” said Megan Selck, Loaves & Fishes’ President and CEO.
Family life and services are primary focuses to Loaves & Fishes, making every volunteer, donation and contribution a positive difference maker.
A new addition to our cause is Sammy Hager, front man of The Circle and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, who presented Loaves & Fishes with a $2,500 contribution before taking the main stage at the Exchange Club of Naperville Ribfest.
Hagar’s donation, made possible through The Hagar Family Foundation, will ensure that substantial and healthy meals are provided for families in relation to our Children Nutrition Initiative, which has been expanded to include children, aged 0-4 and expectant mothers.
“I am honored to be standing alongside Sammy Hagar in our fight against child hunger,” said Selck, “and I want to thank Dave Brown, Loaves & Fishes’ Board Member, for initiating and coordinating this partnership opportunity.”
The Exchange Club of Naperville Ribfest, held Fourth of July weekend in Knoch Park, brings in musical talent, food and beverage vendors and lots of family fun including Independence Day fireworks each year.
“Loaves & Fishes has a long history of volunteering at Ribfest to support the Exchange Club’s national program of preventing child abuse,” said Shelly Schmitz, Director of Volunteer Engagement at Loaves & Fishes.
With over 75 Loaves & Fishes volunteers ranging from ages 35 to 81 sent to help at Ribfest, we are able to connect with our community and give back in more ways while enjoying a Naperville tradition.
“We are grateful for the support of the Exchange Club as they allocate some of their profits to our cause every year. Long live Ribfest!” said Schmitz.