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A Year in Review

Mike Havala takes a look back at his first year as CEO and President of Loaves & Fishes Community Services. “I have been able to spend a lot more time with so many incredible people both in our community and organization. This support, as demonstrated by our volunteers, donors, partners and many others, is absolutely… Read more »


Trinity Lutheran Church Raises $25,500 to Fight Hunger

Check out @News_TLC4U check presentation video featuring @dmramonas speaking about the impact of their #donation: https://t.co/GvyeaPYLB6 — Loaves & Fishes (@loaves_fishes) February 2, 2016


The Power of Community

The western suburbs of Chicago are increasingly becoming home to low-income families in search of safer neighborhoods, better schools, and affordable housing; yet, they are finding that a lack of employment opportunities and public transit are blocking their path to self-sufficiency. With the help of Loaves & Fishes, these families are connected to the resources… Read more »


What can you eat with $4 a day?

Where would you begin if you only had $4 to spend on a day’s worth of meals? Recent online articles have showcased this emerging dilemma that many individuals and families are facing on a daily basis. For instance, in “The Percentage Of Americans Who Can’t Afford Food Hasn’t Budged Since The Recession Peaked,” Hunter Stuart,… Read more »


L&F volunteers honored in community

At Loaves & Fishes, we are privileged to work alongside many talented individuals who put in countless hours to make a difference in our community. This month, Jim & Patrice Lia, who received the Fireball Award in November from Loaves & Fishes, were named Volunteers of the Month by Naperville Bank & Trust. “When first… Read more »


Celebration of Compassion recognizes distinguished service of volunteers and supporters

[imagebrowser id=8]On November 8th, Loaves & Fishes held the Celebration of Compassion at the Celebration Community Life Center in Naperville to announce this year’s honorees. Guests included major supporters as well as volunteers who donated more than 100 hours of time during the year ended June 30th. Charles McLimans presented the awards, donated by John… 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 »


We’ve got spirit, yes we do, Halloween spirit, ghosts say BOO!

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In Mississippi, the infamous Chupacabra has made reported appearances. In Rhode Island, a snowman is terrorizing pedestrians. At Loaves & Fishes, we have had the pleasure of seeing the spirit(s) of Halloween incarnated by our volunteers!


Halloween initiative as sweet as candy

Thanks to Bob Fischer, president of the Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation, for spreading the word about our Trick-or-Treat for Loaves & Fishes! Excerpt from The Naperville Sun: In the spirit of full disclosure, my annual candy forecast is never right. Every year there is more candy than kids. This could be a good thing for… Read more »


CROP Walk close to raising $50,000

We are grateful for all our friends who participated in the CROP Walk this year! Excerpt from Positively Naperville: The news has been With donations still being received and counted, the early tally for the 2013 Walk was close to $50,000. CROP Walk proceeds benefit those in need locally through the efforts of Loaves and… Read more »