Posts Tagged: nutrition

Holiday Hope

  Give the Gift of HOPE The Holiday Season is approaching!  Your gift will provide a family with a complete Holiday meal and, more importantly, the gift of HOPE! Download the form below and mail it to Loaves & Fishes, or visit DONATE NOW and select the Holiday Hope Food Drive.  


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→


Loaves & Fishes Community Garden

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 »


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 »


The Recipe for Success

I’m not really a recipe person. When (if) I prepare dinner, it’s really more about what’s in the refrigerator than anything else. I like flexibility when I cook, and the whole idea that a lot of food will not be going to waste. After starting with a few fundamentals, like mirepoix or pesto, I feel… 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