Our mission is to end hunger and transform lives! Loaves & Fishes Community Services was founded in 1984 and as a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit corporation. Aside from our weekly grocery shopping, we also offer trainings, certified public benefits, emerg... Read more
Our mission is to end hunger and transform lives! Loaves & Fishes Community Services was founded in 1984 and as a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit corporation. Aside from our weekly grocery shopping, we also offer trainings, certified public benefits, emergency financial assistance and more.
Loaves + Fishes serves more than 1,00 families each week throughout Naperville and 5 Counties! This requires hundreds of volunteers each month in all areas of operation. We always need more volunteer support and could not impact families without it!
I really enjoy volunteering at loaves and fishes because it has a very nice atmosphere. Whenever I volunteer there people are friendly and are always willing to help you out if you don't know something. Another thing I like about loaves and fishes is that they make it very easy for you to sign up and track how many hours you've done. Since I am a high school student this is very important to me because I need to keep track of my community service hours. I have never had a bad experience at loaves and fishes and am positive that if you volunteer there neither will you!!
My first impression was surprise. This place is BIG and so CLEAN. I volunteered in sorting, the other vols were friendly, the music was cheerful and the leader was a volunteer too. It's amazing how much food they give out to the visitors. I saw the carts when they would go to their cars, they were FULL! I am going to try stocking at my next visit. You don't have to do the same thing, or the same time every week. I like that, I can decide according to my schedule. The orientation was interesting, you learn about how everything works together. Check it out, it will make you feel good!