Posts Tagged: Naperville

Exchange Club of Naperville’s Ribfest Make Major Impact

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Under Construction: L&F 3.0 In Process

Strange things appear to be happening at 1871 High Grove. Storage racks are disappearing, new displays are popping up in the grocery market and the warehouse has bright light beaming down from the now visible windows. What else can be expected and how will it benefit our clients, volunteers and operations? “With the growing number… Read more »


Moving Toward Let’s Move!

School systems may have many challenges in their attempt to provide a new level of healthy foods to students. That doesn’t surprise me really. It’s only been five years since Michelle Obama began to promote the Let’s Move initiatives, and despite the flack from the school yards, I am glad to see someone finally put… Read more »


Coming Soon to a Town Near You

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. ~ Maya Angelou Growing up in Naperville, I have experienced many changes that the city planners have made to accommodate a growing population. In the early 1960s, Naperville was a small town with a population around 12,000; today, the population has grown to about 142,000. Changes are… Read more »


Finding Solutions that Stick

The Client Engagement Model has been going strong for a little over 90 days now. We have learned a lot about our clients as a result. Poverty has many faces, names, stories and cultural backgrounds, but our clients have so much in common. They want the best for their families, whether they have been struggling… Read more »


Naperville Jaycees Help to End Child Hunger

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Celebrating with District 203

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Finding the True Meaning of Volunteering

Everybody wants to feel valued. When I speak, I want my remarks to be noticed. If I participate, I want my efforts to matter. But present day conveniences allow for inertia to leave me feeling fully engaged. Checking Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, emails, texts, Instagram and auto reminders from several meet up groups…I am blitzed with… Read more »


Thank you for Seven Great Years

Dear Friends, “We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.” ~Pascal Mercier, Night Train to Lisbon And so it is that I share with you, with bittersweet emotions,… Read more »


My Motivation by Mike McCarthy

Several years ago, while searching for a job, I applied for a fundraising position at L&F. After the initial interview with Charles, I realized my skills weren’t directly in line with the need. What was interesting, as I now know, is the depth in which Loaves & Fishes helps people here in our very own… Read more »