Posts Tagged: health

Healthy Food and Summer Needs

  Healthy Food and Summer Needs “Our goal is to provide people with the same quantity and quality of healthy food that others have access to.” – Loaves & Fishes CEO Mike Havala, as featured in Positively Naperville 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 »


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 »


REFUEL

SAVE THE DATE December 10th, 2019 1 DAY TO REFUEL, REFOCUS, & RESTART Dealer Inspire’s 3rd Annual REFUEL is a special, one-day event that brings the community together to unplug, gain new perspectives, get healthier, and be inspired by celebrity speakers. It’s a can’t-miss day that will set you on the right path for 2020…. Read more »


As Good As Gold?

Maybe it’s just the time of year that makes me reflect a little on the cycle of life and those of us who are now classified as “older adults.” Fall is a favorite season for me, but not so much for those who might be facing the challenges of their golden years with not much… Read more »


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 »


Jackson National Takes Action Against Child Hunger

Loaves & Fishes’ Child Nutrition Initiative has been a crucial part of our hunger-relief efforts since 2004, when it was launched to supplement the loss of school-provided lunches for students during the summer months. As the need in our community increased, the initiative expanded in 2005 to provide breakfast foods for students during the school… Read more »


The Return to College Ritual

The summer is passing by way too quickly. It seems like we just moved our daughter’s “stuff” home from college and she is already preparing her list of additional “stuff” to bring back to college! It was easier when her school supply list consisted of 8 markers, 4 glue sticks, 10 No. 2 pencils, 4… Read more »


Gardening with Purpose

I confess that my gardening experience is more limited than I would like, but that doesn’t change the fact that I’m a huge fan of those talents. Gardening is a great hobby with an unmistakable benefit for those who take it on: food with flavor. Produce straight from the garden has a magic for kids,… Read more »


Spotlight on Child Hunger Opens Discussion, Promotes Collaboration

"Toxic stress can damage the brain architecture of young, developing children" Dr. John Cook #childhealth pic.twitter.com/lbZYNb4v48 — Loaves & Fishes (@loaves_fishes) April 17, 2015