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Loaves & Fishes benefits from largest food drive in its history, plans new event

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Above / Stamp Out Hunger yields 97,016 pounds of Food delivered to Loaves & Fishes for processing and distribution.

The power of community was on display during the 25th Annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive on May 13, always organized on the second Saturday in May.

According to news from Loaves & Fishes Community Services, 81 individuals worked a total of 349 hours in one day to gather non-perishable donations placed near residential mailboxes. Letter carriers donated extra shift hours, and volunteers staffed seven collection locations throughout the city.  Last year, the collection exceeded 800 volunteer service hours in our warehouse to sort the product over the ensuing weeks.

Loaves & Fishes Vice President of Operations Cary Gilkey commented that residents continued to drop off donations after the event.

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“Thank you to the USPS letter carriers and the Naperville community,” Cary said, “and a warm thanks to the individuals, business and civic groups who volunteer their time to help us process these donations.”

How to help going forward…

In August a new event is on this year’s calendar to benefit Loaves & Fishes. Thrivent Financial will present Loaves & Fishes 2017 Night To End Hunger from 6PM to 11PM on Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, at the Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook.

According to organizers, “Night To End Hunger is a highly anticipated event where guests enjoy dinner, cocktails, entertainment and the opportunity to bid on fabulous auction items.”

For more information regarding sponsorship, tables for eight and/or individual tickets, click here. Special pricing ends June 30.

All are welcome to learn more about Loaves & Fishes Community Services at www.loaves-fishes.org/.

Editor’s Note / Loaves & Fishes Community Services also is named among the four beneficiaries of the 2017 Naperville Rotary Ride slated for Sun., Aug. 13. Early bird registration online ($30 per cyclist) is now in progress through July 1.

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