Make A Difference
Through your support, we have been able to increase both the quantity and quality of the food we provide, and in a significant strategic change, expanded our services to programs beyond food in order to help families toward overall self-sufficiency. Whether you make a donation, organize a food drive, or attend an event, realize that your kindness will make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need. The foundation built over the years has positioned us to move forward with stronger purpose and greater impact.
Simply said, our vision is to end hunger and transform lives. We look forward to partnering with you!
Last year, Loaves & Fishes distributed 3,885,219 lbs of food to more than 4,600 families. We work to end hunger & food insecurity by providing reliable access to healthy foods for more families. We couldn’t do it without the support of the entire community. No matter if you have hundreds of pounds of groceries to donate or just a few bags or boxes, you can help feed our neighbors in need by holding a food drive in your neighborhood, office or school! Organize A Food Drive Our Most Needed Items Food Drive Resources
DROP OFF HOURS
Food donations are accepted at the Loaves & Fishes location (1871 High Grove Lane, Naperville, IL 60540) during all regular business hours. Volunteers will be available to help unload your vehicle. Please make an appointment if you plan to drop off food outside of open hours.
MONDAY: 8am – 5pm TUESDAY: 8am – 5pm WEDNESDAY: 8am – 5pm THURSDAY: 8am – 5pm FRIDAY: 8am – 2pm SATURDAY: 8 am – 12pm SUNDAY: closed
When contributing foods to Loaves & Fishes, please select commercially packaged food items in cans or unbreakable containers. Consider donating healthy, low-fat and low-sugar products that our families are sure to appreciate and enjoy. Loaves & Fishes cannot distribute:
- open or used items
- foods in rusty, severely damaged or unlabeled containers
- outdated or expired food items
- homemade canned goods or re-packaged goods
- prepared foods that are unpackaged
- alcoholic beverages
- prescriptive medical supplements
- PLEASE do not leave perishable food items in food collection bins without notifying an attendant.
We present birthday bags to families with children age 2-12 near their special day. You can help make birthdays brighter by creating birthday bags for our clients! Here are some suggestions:
- The bags and items inside can be generic or oriented towards a boy or girl.
- Each bag should include plates, napkins, cups, and candles.
- Optional items can include party favors, balloons, etc.
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Donate A Car
Donate an unwanted vehicle and help transform a life. Loaves & Fishes will first try to repair your car and give it to a working family in need, or sell it and use the funds to repair other donated cars. We accept all types of vehicles – any condition, running or not. There is no cost to you for removal of vehicle. A car donation to Loaves & Fishes is a qualified donation to a 501 (c) 3 under the US tax law. Please consult your tax advisor regarding your donation. To donate your car contact: Loaves & Fishes at 630.355.3663 or CARESprograms@loaves-fishes.org.
Together, we have donated more than 1500 cars to working families!
WHAT IS PLANNED GIVING? A planned gift is a specially structured gift that is usually part of your overall estate or financial plan. A planned gift may be revocable or irrevocable, frequently provides financial benefit to the charity at a future date rather than currently, and could be the largest gift a donor will make. Types of planned gifts: • BEQUEST • CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST • GIFTS OF APPRECIATED SECURITIES • LEAD TRUSTS • LIFE INSURANCE • IRA BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION • REAL ESTATE GIFT MEMBERSHIP IN THE RAPHAEL SOCIETY The Raphael Society, named for our founder, St. Raphael Catholic Church, is comprised of donors who have made a special commitment to provide for the continued success of Loaves & Fishes Community Services in their legacy/estate plans. For this, we are especially grateful. Please let us know if you have already included Loaves & Fishes in your estate plans. We would be happy to include you in The Raphael Society and share the benefits of membership with you. For more information on planned giving contact: Eric Gardner, Director of Philanthropy Loaves & Fishes Community Services 1871 High Grove Lane, Naperville, IL 60540 P: 630.355.3663 x116 email@example.com Planned Giving Guide
The good you do for yourself dies with you. The good you do for your community lives forever.
Nourishing Futures Sponsorships
Loaves & Fishes is serving more than 800 families a week through its food assistance and Loaves & Fishes CARES programs. Loaves & Fishes grocery assistance provides access to a variety of healthy food, including fresh fruits and vegetables, grains, proteins, milk and eggs with an emphasis on special care populations such as infants, children and seniors. Loaves & Fishes CARES programs provide low-income families with support to meet their immediate needs and achieve long-term self-sufficiency. The Nourishing Futures sponsorships provide vital support for the market and CARES programs. Contact Nancy Wiersum, Vice President Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630.355.3663 Ext. 117
Sponsor an Event
Thank you for giving consideration to host an event to benefit Loaves & Fishes! If you are interested in sponsoring a Loaves & Fishes event, please email Michelle Iskowitz, Director of Marketing & Communications at email@example.com
Parties for Good!
Host a Party For Good, a birthday fundraiser, to help struggling families meet their essential needs. When you feel that you have a lot of stuff… When you don’t need any birthday fluff… When you’re grateful that you have enough… Throw yourself a Party for Good! Click here for more info:
Sponsors & Partners
We are grateful for the tremendous support of our partners. Collaboration is the foundation of our organization – by working together we can accomplish great things! Loaves & Fishes also partners with other community organizations to serve those in need.
- 3 Won, LLC
- A.S.G. Staffing, Inc.
- Blistex, Inc.
- Emerson Network Power Energy Systems
- Exelon Corporation
- Gerald Auto Group
- Jilco, Inc.
- John Green Enterprises, Inc.
- Pancake Cafe
- Phoenix Closures
- Pivotal Homes Solutions
- Pretzel and Stouffer, Chartered
- Reebie Storage & Moving Co.
- Research, Evaluation & Consulting Associates, LLC
- Sikich LLP
- The Standard Companies