Loaves & Fishes Invites Community to be Part of “Faces of Compassion” Wall Supports the New Hub Building

Loaves & Fishes Invites Community to be Part of “Faces of Compassion” Wall Supports the New Hub Building



(Naperville, IL – July 26, 2021) Earlier this year, Loaves & Fishes Community Services announced the acquisition of a warehouse distribution building to serve as its new hub, located at 580 Exchange Court in Aurora, IL.  The project will substantially increase the number of families served, expand the geographic service area, and provide omnichannel distribution for clients. 

 

To support the new initiative, Loaves & Fishes began a capital campaign, "Building for Lasting Impact," to fund the new building's acquisition and renovation costs. The first phase of the campaign included the sale of “Building Blocks” which sold out. Now the organization is inviting people to be part of the next phase of the campaign “Faces of Compassion.” Donors who contribute $250 or more are encouraged to submit a photo(s) that will be part of an expansive Faces of Compassion photo collage wall in the new building. The photo could be yours, that of your spouse, child, or other special relative. 

 

“Our new hub facility makes it possible for us to serve so many more families,” said Mike Havala, President/CEO of Loaves & Fishes. “We are focused on providing healthy foods and the large drive-in refrigerator/freezer rooms in the building allow us to significantly expand the amount of healthy food we can distribute.”

 

Renovation of the new hub facility is underway, and it is targeted to be fully operational this fall.  The total cost of the project is expected to be approximately $3.3 million.  Loaves & Fishes is serving nearly 1,000 families a week with grocery assistance and impactful programs for self-sufficiency. The new hub facility will allow Loaves & Fishes to serve nearly three times the number of families and significantly reduce the cost to serve each family. 

 

“The Faces of Compassion Wall in the new building reflects the compassion and generosity of our community,” said Nancy Wiersum, Executive Vice President Advancement of Loaves & Fishes. “Every day, it will serve as a reminder of the many people who are making a difference.” 

For additional information about this project or if you wish to be part of the Faces of Compassion Wall, please visit loaves-fishes.org 

 

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About Loaves & Fishes Community Services: Loaves & Fishes has been serving the community for 37 years. The organization provides healthy food and impactful programs for self-sufficiency. Last year, more than 20,000 individuals were served through grocery assistance and programs such as emergency assistance. Loaves & Fishes has the highest rating possible from GuideStar and Charity Navigator. For more information, visit www.loaves-fishes.org

 


Additional Info

Media Contact : Nancy Wiersum, Executive Vice President Advancement, nwiersum@loaves-fishes.org, 630.355.3663 x117

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