Rep. Peter Breen Joins DuPage Republican Legislators to Help Loaves & Fishes with Collection of Personal Care Items

State Representative Peter Breen (R-Lombard) is working with a coalition of DuPage County Republican legislators to address a shortage of specific items at Naperville’s Loaves & Fishes pantry. Throughout the month of September, Breen and eight other Republican lawmakers are spearheading a collection drive to replenish the pantry’s supply of personal care items.

“Loaves & Fishes is a local not-for-profit that provides a valuable service to struggling DuPage families,” said Breen. “About 800 families per week rely on Loaves & Fishes to provide food and other essentials, and I am glad to help bring attention to the pantry’s needs and to serve as a drop-off location for donations.”

When families in need visit Loaves & Fishes, they can shop for free in a grocery store-like setting. According to Loaves & Fishes President and CEO Mike Havala, the pantry is experiencing a shortage of personal care items to supplement the food staples families need. Items needed include:
  • diapers and wipes 
  • laundry detergent 
  • toilet paper 
  • shampoo 
  • toothpaste 
  • household cleaning products. 
“We are very grateful to the DuPage County Representatives and Senators for their collection of personal care items,” said Havala. “Having these essential items offers added dignity to struggling families and individuals.”

Those who wish to donate may drop items off at the following legislative offices in DuPage County:
  • State Rep. Peter Breen- 929 S. Main St. Suite 105A, Lombard, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm M-F 
  • State Senator Michael Connelly- 552 S. Washington St., Suite 104, Naperville, 8:00 am to 5:00pm M-F 
  • State Senator John Curran- 7501 South Lemont Road, Suite 315, Woodridge, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm M-F (please call prior to drop off) 
  • State Rep. Jim Durkin- 16W281 83rd St. Burr Ridge, 8:30am to 5:00 pm M-F 
  • State Rep. Deanne Mazzochi- 1 S. Cass Avenue, Suite 205, Westmont, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm M-F 
  • State Senator Jim Oberweis- 959 Oak Street, North Aurora, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm M-Th, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm F 
  • State Rep David Olsen- 633 Rogers Street, Suite 108, Downers Grove, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm M-F (please call prior to drop off) 
  • State Rep. Grant Wehrli- 55 S. Main Street, Suite 383, Naperville, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm M-Th 
  • State Rep. Christine Winger- One Tiffany Pointe, Suite G3, Bloomingdale, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm M-F

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