Posts Tagged: Positively Naperville

Naperville Chef Showdown 2018

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 »


A Year in Review

Mike Havala takes a look back at his first year as CEO and President of Loaves & Fishes Community Services. “I have been able to spend a lot more time with so many incredible people both in our community and organization. This support, as demonstrated by our volunteers, donors, partners and many others, is absolutely… Read more »


Labor of Love

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When Loaves & Fishes moved into our current building back in 2011, more and more groups of adults wanted to volunteer. There were parents who wanted to bring their children along, and L&F wasn’t equipped to handle young people. My husband Jim and I organized our first event in 2013 after our grandchildren asked what… Read more »


Largest Food Drive In Our History

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The power of community was on display during the 25th Annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive on May 13, always organized on the second Saturday in May. According to news from Loaves & Fishes Community Services, 81 individuals worked a total of 349 hours in one day to gather non-perishable donations placed near residential mailboxes. Letter carriers… Read more »


Bright Future Stories

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A few years ago, a well-known talk show host invited people to step out of the audience and onto the stage to share their stories. “Everyone has a story,” she said. The most compelling ones were those that revealed remarkable triumph over challenge. In talking about those trying times, they each described a person or… Read more »


Cuisine For A Cause Auction

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Event planners are promoting the 14th Annual Cuisine for a Cause as “The VERY last Cuisine for a Cause.” Considered one of Naperville’s largest cocktail parties, the benefit for Loaves & Fishes Community Services, including CARES Programs, is slated for 6:30 to 10:30PM on Sat., April 29, again in the atrium at Navistar. The fun, lively evening… Read more »


Dupage County Awards Nonprofit Agencies

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UPDATE, April 12, 2017 / In response to inquires regarding the grants, PN contacted the DuPage County Board Information Officer to learn that the DuPage County Human Services Grant Fund is funded by the General Revenue Fund. DuPage County Board member Janice Anderson (District 5) also replied. “DuPage County for at least the past 15 years… Read more »


CROP Walk close to raising $50,000

We are grateful for all our friends who participated in the CROP Walk this year! Excerpt from Positively Naperville: The news has been With donations still being received and counted, the early tally for the 2013 Walk was close to $50,000. CROP Walk proceeds benefit those in need locally through the efforts of Loaves and… Read more »