Loaves & Fishes Community Services has served our community since 1984. On July 1, 2016 Loaves & Fishes merged with Naperville CARES. Together their mission is to provide food and leadership in the community by uniting and mobilizing resources to empower people to be self-sufficient.
Loaves & Fishes is still dedicated to end hunger in the community, while Loaves and Fishes CARES Programs now offers all non-food services previously provided by both organizations, including the car donation program and emergency assistance program designed to help local families in financial crisis meet their essential needs.
In this interview, Mike and Janet discuss the circumstances leading up to the strategic partnership and how the decision to merge was made. They also discuss the process of merging and how it has impacted their fundraising efforts.
For more information about the newly merged organization and how together they are Ending Hunger and Transforming Lives, please visit their website at: http://www.loaves-fishes.org/
Mike Havala, CEO & President, Loaves & Fishes Community Services
Janet Derrick, Vice President, Loaves & Fishes CARES Programs