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S6 Episode 02: Partnering to End Hunger

Nancy Wiersum from Loaves & Fishes Community Services and Brad Wilson from Naperville Park District discuss the impact of donations like garden fresh produce and pumpkin pies on ending hunger in our community.

This episode is part of Series 6: A Season of Giving.  For a list of ParkTalk episodes and series visit  

Quotes from the episode: 

 “That fresh produce (donated from the Garden Plots) is like gold for us…when the clients see that, it’s so special.” –Nancy Wiersum

 “Pennies for Pies began years ago in our preschool to learn about what it means when you have many small donations that come together to do something larger.”  -Brad Wilson

For more information:

Listen to the previous episode about the Giving Gardens referred to in this interview.

Loaves & Fishes Community Services

Naperville Park District Fee Assistance Program

Restaurant Fundraisers for the Fee Assistance Program  

Ron Ory Community Garden Plots 

Pennies for Pies 

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