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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Seeking Consultant for Community Discovery Project

Help Evanston get better at serving our hungry and/or homeless neighbors! Interfaith Action is launching The Community Discovery Project (CDP) to:

  • Document and create a directory of ALL services now available for our hungry/homeless neighbors.
  • Discover what additional services are needed and for whom.
  • Discern what we at Interfaith Action can do to help meet these needs.

Our first step is hiring professional consulting services to comprehensively gather information that will help us. Please go to the Community Discovery Project Request for Proposal to see the details and feel free to circulate it to persons you believe might be qualified to do this work for us.

Don’t wait! All proposals must be received by Monday, June 17!

Questions? Email the CDP Advisory Committee Chair, Joey Rodger at

Thanks for helping get the word out!

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New Producemobile Site

IAE is happy to announce that the GCFD has offered Evanston an ADDITIONAL Producemobile distribution of USDA surplus produce for the four months only (March-June) and will operate from 3:30-5:00 PM. We will be distributing at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center. Their staff is very enthusiastic about hosting this additional Producemobile and has been very helpful in figuring out the details. This Producemobile site will receive 3-5 pallets of produce for distribution.

Tuesday March 26 was our first distribution of produce. There were 17 adult and 5 youth volunteers working hard to bag and distribute produce to over 115 guests. The guests received apples, sweet potatoes, spinach, bread and oranges. In addition, there were several Fleetwood-Jordain staff members who helped set up tables, load in produce and help guests.

We can always use the additional volunteers at this this site for the next three months and at our regular 2nd Tuesday morning Producemobile distribution at Robert Crown Center. If you are interested in volunteering contact Rita Bailey at  We have many, many food insecure people living in our area and I know you will be as excited as we are to provide even more fresh food to our hungry neighbors.

2nd Photo Volunteers getting ready for guests by sorting and bagging produce









F-J personnel loading produce into gym