Mission: Loaves & Fishes' mission is to provide food and leadership in the community by uniting and mobilizing resources to empower people to be self-sufficient.
Direct beneficiaries per year: In FY 2011, we provided nourishment to 68,765 individuals in 19,341 distributions.
Geographic areas served: Naperville, Naperville Township, DuPage County
Programs: Our program attempts to end the hunger crisis in our area by conducting four weekly on-site food distributions highlighted by special efforts to provide nutrition for infants and school-age children. We also conduct monthly deliveries of food to homebound elderly and disabled clients.
Loaves & Fishes is a food pantry that not only supplies food to their local community but to all military families in need as well. Its staff and volunteers are warm and friendly. Their goal is not only to feed the hungry but to empower them as well with programs in literacy, nutrition, money management, emotional support, computer classes, etc. They embrace those in need with dignity and respect.