Posts Tagged: Community

Ocean to Plate, Toasting for a Cause 2019

You are cordially invited to join us for Ocean to Plate, Toasting for a Cause on November 11, 2019. We are proud and honored to partner with Catch 35 for an Exclusive Dining Experience. Toasting for a Cause raises funds for essential needs that help struggling families, seniors and children. Visit our event page for… Read more »


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  


35th Anniversary Proclamation from DuPage County Board

    Loaves & Fishes Community Service was honored to receive a Proclamation from the DuPage County Board commemorating its 35th Anniversary. DuPage County Chairman, Dan Cronin presented President/CEO Mike Havala, Vice President of Advancement Nancy Wiersum, and Vice President of CARES Programs Janet Derrick with the official proclamation in celebration and appreciation for 35 years… Read more »


Night to End Hunger 2019

Together, we raised more than $335,000 during Night to End Hunger!We greatly appreciate the tremendous generosity and support of our community!   Join us for a post-event auction Thursday, September 12th at 9:00am- Sunday, September 15th at 5:00 pm Thank you to our sponsors and emcee for the evening, Dionne Miller,  ABC 7 Eyewitness News Sports…. Read more »


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 »


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 »