food pantry

REACHing DuPage County's Hungry

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In this ‘Doing Good’ segment, the coming holiday season will bring a surge of attention for food pantries across the region. Many people and organizations make donations of food, money, and their time to help address the problem of food insecurity. While there are a number of large pantries in the area, First Light host Brian O’Keefe traveled to a smaller operation in southern Lisle. Deborah Hammond-Watts is the Chairman of the REACH food pantry. The group…located in a former single family home serves more than 200 families every month

The REACH food pantry serves more than 200 DuPage County families that are dealing with food insecurity every month.

The REACH food pantry serves more than 200 DuPage County families that are dealing with food insecurity every month.

REACH pantry shelves waiting to be filled for the November disbursement

REACH pantry shelves waiting to be filled for the November disbursement

Loaves & Fishes Serving DuPage County For 30+ Years

This week in the latest installment of our on-going ‘Doing Good’ segment, WDCB’s Gary Zidek continues his look at the non-profit agencies in the region and the volunteers that help them achieve their goals. For over 30 years, Loaves and Fishes Community Services has helped feed DuPage County residents; but the Naperville-based group has now expanded its mission.

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Loaves & Fishes CEO Mike Havala (right) and Director of Corporate & Volunteer Engagement Shelly Schmitz visited the WDCB studios to talk with Doing Good segment host Gary Zidek.

Loaves & Fishes CEO Mike Havala (right) and Director of Corporate & Volunteer Engagement Shelly Schmitz visited the WDCB studios to talk with Doing Good segment host Gary Zidek.