While food donations continued to stream in Monday morning, Charles McLimans, Loaves & Fishes' President & CEO, attended a local "On the Table" discussion, which was one of many gatherings taking place across the Chicago area on Monday as part of The Chicago Community Trust's initiative "to bring together diverse and passionate voices for discussions on our future."
Charles McLimans, Executive Director/CEO, said the overwhelming community response was a tremendous inspiration.
"It is so inspiring for me to witness this outpouring of love and generosity directed towards our friends and neighbors in need," Charles
"Loaves & Fishes
connects community to compassion, and we are so blessed to live in such a caring and giving community."
The Giving Tuesday donations will help us address the essential human service needs of thousands of Naperville and DuPage County families.
A total of 2,873 households (59 new), 11,720 people, 4,962 children, and 825 seniors received groceries and benefited from collaborative Pathways to Empowerment programs in the month of November.
noted that while Loaves & Fishes
averaged 600 families per week for much of the year, it recently served a record 880 families several weeks ago, and demand continues to exceed the norm due in part to recent cuts to the food stamp program.
Thanks to everyone that participated!
Charles McLimans presented the awards, donated by John Robbins of Awards & Fine Gifts, Naperville, communicating each honoree's accomplishments.