Loaves & Fishes partners with DuPagePads to bolster car donations for homless facing transportation roadblocks
The staff at Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry is not happy with how the back room of the nonprofit’s building on Jericho Road in Aurora looks right now.
Storage shelves once brimming with food are half empty.
And with need rising – Aurora’s largest pantry is serving 35% more people this year, including 40 new families a week – “we are receiving fewer donations,” noted spokesperson Alyssa Edwards.
Which means, she added, because “we are giving out more than we are getting in, our food is getting scarce.”
Chicago Tribune, Loaves & Fishes launches app that allows clients to order groceries for pickup at distribution center
A new Loaves & Fishes app allows clients to place food orders electronically and select a pickup time that works with their schedule.
Known as the Loaves & Fishes Online Market, items can be preselected and the order filled for pickup at the Naperville nonprofit’s distribution center at 580 Exchange Court in Aurora.
Naperville Sun, Loaves & Fishes buys warehouse building with an eye toward tripling its food assistance services January 14, 2021 Read the complete article here:
Decent: Loaves and Fishes adjusts as demand for food grows: ‘What do we need to do to get to where we need to be? Chicago Tribune, May 1, 2020 By Hilary Decent “With food, the need is right here right now. We are the boots on the ground,” Mike Havala, CEO of Loaves and Fishes… Read more »
Loaves & Fishes says people seeking food assistance up dramatically, and they need financial help to meet demand Chicago Tribune, Naperville Sun, April 24th, 2020 Suzanne Baker A line of cars extended down High Grove Lane in Naperville as families waited Thursday to collect a box of food. In the last several weeks, Loaves &… Read more »
NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Neighborhoods throughout Naperville are invited to join communities nationwide and participate in National Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Online registration is now available by visiting www.naperville.il.us/nno.