Your contribution helps us pay for the nutritious food, drinks and supplies at the hospitality center, warming centers, and soup kitchens. Additional support goes toward events that promote interfaith dialogue…

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We express our shared values through direct services, including soup kitchens, warming centers, an emergency overnight shelter, a hospitality center, free fresh produce distribution in partnership with The Great Chicago Food Depository’s Producemobile.

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The Education & Advocacy Committee monitors local and national initiatives impacting hunger and homelessness, and recommends political actions for contacting legislators and policymakers. Public Gatherings provide a venue for volunteers, supporters and others who care about ending hunger and homelessness.

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By creating safe spaces for peaceful non-confrontational dialogue, Interfaith Action of Evanston brings people together to build relationships and understanding across faith boundaries. We continue to learn from each other by exploring the varied traditions and beliefs that make up the diverse community in which we live and serve.

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Thanksgiving Eve Service


The. Rev. Betty Landis of St. Paul’s Lutheran, which hosts a weekly IAE soup kitchen and emergency overnight shelter, will speak.

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 7:00 pm

Unity on the North Shore, 3434 Central St., Evanston 60201


Join us as we express our collective gratitude for the many blessings of community expressed in this annual celebration of Evanston’s spiritual diversity. Through prayer, message and music, including a special performance by an interfaith choir, we’ll reaffirm the sacred bonds of unity with each other and all the world. (ASL signer for the hearing impaired.)

Click here to download the flyer.


Empty Bowls

Saturday, Dec. 6th, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Oakton Community College
1600 East Golf Rd., Desplains, IL
Support Empty Bowls at Oakton and help raise funds for local hunger relief initiatives, including services provided provided by Interfaith Action of Evanston. Professional and student potters from the Chicago area are contributing hundreds of unique bowls. For $15, donors select a handmade bowl to keep. You’ll also receive a simple meal of bread and soup as a reminder that someone’s bowl is always empty. The event includes a raffle drawing for ceramic artworks as well as larger pieces.

Check out the accompanying video for details.