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.
Update: More than 950 attendees enjoyed Dealer Inspire’s Refuel event 0n 12-04-18. Read more here about Joe Chura’s and Dealer Inspire’s generous donation to Loaves & Fishes Community Services. Register now for an incredible opportunity to be inspired. REFUEL, REFOCUS, & RESTART GIVE ONE DAY BACK TO YOU. REFUEL is a special one-day event… Read more »
Our CEO Mike Havala and Vice President of Advancement Nancy Wiersum were guests on ABC7 Chicago’s “Newsviews” with Judy Hsu. We appreciate the opportunity to share the work we do to assist struggling families in DuPage County with the help of many volunteers and our community.
As the last of 77,695 pounds of food is sorted from the Letter Carrier’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, Manager of Volunteer Services Hilary Nelson reflects on both the Loaves & Fishes and Naperville communities’ great efforts. Thank You, by Hilary Nelson It may have been a cold, rainy Saturday on May 12th, 2018,… Read more »
Thank you! We’ve collected more than 78,000 pounds of food! The Annual Letter Carriers Food Drive takes place the second Saturday in May. This year, on May 12th, our compassionate community placed healthy, non-perishable food donations by their mailboxes. Our dedicated carriers and volunteers collected 77,000 pounds of food and brought it to Loaves &… Read more »
Watch the NCTV17 production of Loaves & Fishes’ Inaugural Naperville Chef Showdown! Naperville Chef Showdown
Writer Joan Cary examines the Lions’ hunger relief efforts locally at Loaves & Fishes, throughout the nation, and across the world. “It takes a lot of manpower to make this happen. And it feels good to help people in need.” – Loaves &… Read more »
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 »
In recognition of Hunger Action Month, Jump for Food hosted “Hunger Hits Home,” a panel discussion on hunger and poverty in the western suburbs on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at Benedictine University. Congressman, Bill Foster, provided opening remarks and commended the organizations present for their daily work serving and empowering food insecure families. The panelists… Read more »
Hunger doesn’t take a “summer vacation.” That’s why employees of the Naperville-based Illinois Credit Union System (ICUS) significantly increased their efforts during their annual summer food drive for Loaves & Fishes. As a result, they donated more than 1,100 pounds of food to help feed our hungry neighbors. ICUS employees collected our most needed items,… Read more »