“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
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 »
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 »
An Incredible Opportunity: Reflection by Erin Turcic, Loaves & Fishes Intern Ever wonder what our organization is like when viewed from the inside? Loaves & Fishes was privileged to host Erin Turcic as an intern for four months. Erin is a senior at North Central College majoring in Human Resource Management. She offered her thoughts about Loaves… Read more »
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 »
Thank you! Thank you for helping make Night to End Hunger successful, with more than $330,000 raised to help struggling families. WE DON’T TRANSFORM LIVES AND END HUNGER ALONE! WE DO IT TOGETHER!
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.
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 »
“The principle of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.” – Jerzy Kosinski The student members of the Metea Valley National Art Honor Society embarked on an artistic journey that would take them most of their school year. Their mission was to create a mural… Read more »
It’s more than a showdown…it’s a Chef Showdown! Our Inaugural Chef Showdown was a success due to the generosity and valued participation of our sponsors, partners, Executive Chefs, Sous Chefs and honored guest judges! Photo Gallery Below Chef Eddie from Catch 35 & Chef Danny from Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House competed in Loaves & Fishes’ inaugural Naperville… Read more »