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Loaves & Fishes celebrates 30 years with name change, fundraiser

Published: Saturday, July 5, 2014 9:53 a.m. CST • Updated: Saturday, July 5, 2014 11:24 p.m. CST
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Youth performers from Hix Bros. Music entertain the crowd June 13 at Loaves & Fishes' seventh annual "Day Without Hunger" event.
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State Sen. Mike Connelly (left), R-Wheaton, delivers a proclamation to Loaves & Fishes’ President and CEO Charles McLimans on June 13 in honor of the organization’s 30th anniversary.
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U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (left), D-Naperville, congratulates Loaves & Fishes President and CEO Charles McLimans on June 13 on the organization’s contributions, growth and success.
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Volunteers at Loaves & Fishes' seventh annual "Day Without Hunger" event serve up hotdogs and hamburgers June 13.

NAPERVILLE – Area nonprofit Loaves & Fishes celebrated its 30th anniversary June 13 with a name change during its seventh annual “Day Without Hunger” event at its Naperville headquarters, according to a news release from the organization.

Formerly known as Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry, the nonprofit is now called Loaves & Fishes Community Services, to reflect its program evolution.

In 1984, Loaves & Fishes was created by parishioners at a local church and served eight families out of a basement closet. Today, it has a 17,000-square-foot facility and provides 4,770 families with a range of services, such as job search support, food assistance, skill-based classes and public benefit assistance.

During the event, the nonprofit also announced its $6 million Power of Community Campaign. All donations received up to Dec. 31, 2015 will be counted toward the goal. The effort has already generated more than $3.3 million.

For more information, visit www.loaves-fishes.org or call 630-355-3663.

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