Posts Tagged: Community

Privileged to Serve for 35 Years

“They may start to come here for the food, but we have the opportunity — maybe the obligation — to help them in other ways.” – Mike Havala, Loaves & Fishes CEO  


Loaves & Fishes Community Garden

Loaves & Fishes staff and volunteers partnered with the tremendous folks from The GardenWorks Project to build community gardens near our facility. Volunteers and staff have been tending and watering these raised gardens that will provide fresh, healthy produce for our clients, and that makes us very happy! For more information, contact Jane Macdonald, Director of… Read more »


Night to End Hunger 2019

OUR NIGHT TO END HUNGER EVENT IS SOLD OUT! WE GREATLY APPRECIATE THE TREMENDOUS RESPONSE FROM OUR COMMUNITY.   For questions and to be added to our waiting list, please email Special Events Manager Nicole Louis at nlouis@loaves-fishes.org.   35TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY  Please click on the image below if you would like to extend a personal… Read more »


Sold Out Showdown!

The Naperville Chef Showdown has sold out! Thanks to our tremendous community for participating!


NCTV17 Spotlight

    Naperville Community Television (NCTV17) hosted Loaves & Fishes CEO Mike Havala and Vice President of CARES Programs Janet Derrick on Spotlight in February 2019 to discuss the organization’s focus over the next three years. “We want to focus on the overall health of our clients, taking a more holistic approach,” said CEO Mike… Read more »


Bolingbrook Compass Church Food Pantry/Loaves & Fishes

Serving our neighbors and meeting the needs of the community is a vital part of Loaves & Fishes mission. We are proud to announce the opening in Bolingbrook of the Compass Church Food Pantry in Collaboration with Loaves & Fishes Community Services.  


Naperville Kiwanis Pancake Festival

Save the Date! Thank you to Naperville Kiwanis Club for their generosity and support for Loaves & Fishes and our entire community! Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 7 AM – 12 PM Naperville Central High School 440 Aurora Ave, Naperville, Illinois Hosted by Kiwanis Club of Naperville More information here


Looking Back, Looking Forward – Loaves & Fishes Turns 35

Looking Back, Looking Forward – Loaves & Fishes Turns 35 By Mike Havala, President & CEO, Loaves & Fishes Community Services Published in Positively Naperville, January 2019 Our CEO Mike Havala reflects on Loaves & Fishes Community Services 35th Anniversary and having a significant and lasting impact on the future. This is a fairly common time… Read more »


Dealer Inspire’s Refuel Event

We extend our gratitude to Dealer Inspire CEO and Loaves & Fishes board member Joe Chura as he presented a check for $20,070 to Loaves & Fishes CEO Mike Havala, Vice President of Advancement Nancy Wiersum and Director of Philanthropy Eric Gardner. The donation was generated by ticket proceeds from Dealer Inspire’s Refuel event, a day long series of… Read more »


Erin’s Excellent Intern Adventure

An Incredible Opportunity: Reflection by Erin Turcic, Loaves & Fishes Intern Ever wonder what our organization is like when viewed from the inside? Loaves & Fishes was privileged to host Erin Turcic as an intern for four months. Erin is a senior at North Central College majoring in Human Resource Management. She offered her thoughts about Loaves… Read more »