Posts Tagged: Community

Loaves & Fishes evolves their service opportunities

Today marks the first request for food made to St. Raphael Catholic Church, answered by what would soon become Loaves & Fishes. As the demand for our services grew, the outpouring of community support was inspiring. As we reach our 30th year anniversary (which will kick off at Day Without Hunger), Loaves & Fishes is… Read more »


Food stamp cuts may result in more L&F clients

November is here, which unfortunately means drastic cuts to food stamp benefits. According to USA Today, “a family of four that gets $668 per month in benefits will find that amount cut by $36…Vulnerable populations [such as the elderly and children] will be hardest hit by the cuts.” How will this affect individuals in our… Read more »


Nurturing Partnerships: Sharing the Spotlight

Excerpt from “Your Cause Marketing Edge” blog: One of the key elements of successful partnerships is the ability to share the spotlight. As the struggle to stand out in a crowded field continues to grow, this trait is often overlooked. Workplace and industry competition are keen, so the pressure to achieve short-term recognition can sometimes… Read more »


“Yes We Can” Raises 8,919 pounds of Food

Special thanks to Sasha and Vaughn Lindstrom who initiated this incredible project and to Mayor George Pradel who helped rally the entire community around this effort. According to the Chicago Tribune: What began as a brother and sister competing to collect the most cans of soup now may become one of Naperville’s most successful food… Read more »


World Food Day

Thanks to our community partners, Loaves & Fishes is able to feed our neighbors daily through our Community Food & Nutrition Program. On October 16th, we join together, as part of an international initiative, to strengthen our efforts to eradicate hunger. According to Lester R. Brown, President of the Earth Policy Institute and contributor for… Read more »


Naperville Eats: Marjorie McIntosh on CROP Walk

Marj McIntosh, Loaves & Fishes’ volunteer extraordinaire, was featured in a Naperville Sun article for her dedication to ending hunger! Here is an excerpt from the article: [McIntosh] is part of the annual effort to raise funds to feed the hungry through the annual CROP Hunger Walk, a national event sponsored by Church World Service… Read more »


Jody Bender – It’s not a job; it’s a passion

from Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Women In Business: November 15, 2012 By: Erin Patti – Financial Advisor Jody Bender is the Community Relations Director at Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry; she loves to gather everyone together in order to provide for the well-being of others.  Day after day, she observes the generosity of Naperville in… Read more »