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…
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.
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.
Interfaith Action of Evanston is able to provide services to its hungry or homeless guests only with the support of its volunteers. There are both individuals and teams of volunteers that serve at the sites for the hospitality center, warming centers, soup kitchens, and the Producemobile.
A group of engineering students at Northwestern working on a project that would help people experiencing homelessness visited the Hospitality Center to get input from our guests. They made a rolling device that looks like a large suitcase and opens up to become a bed! It also has space for people to store their belongings and it can be locked to a bike rack! Enjoy pictures of the first attempt!
On Monday, January 18th, in honor of Martin
Luther King, Jr., friends of Interfaith Action formed a car parade through
Evanston to raise awareness of the need for safe and warm places to sleep for
all of our Evanston neighbors, especially in the winter. Over 100 fabulously decorated
cars drove past the six central Evanston faith community facilities that host
the Emergency Overnight Shelter in rotation this winter: First United
Methodist, First Congregational, St. Lukes, St. Pauls, Beth Emet and the
Unitarian Church. We are so grateful to these congregations for sharing their
facilities. The parade started off with a lead police car, then Interfaith
Action Executive Director Sue Murphy (in a convertible!) and Aldermen Judy Fiske, Eleanor Revelle, Melissa
Wynne, and Robin Rue Simmons, followed by cars of many Interfaith Action
supporters with lots of kids riding along. Thanks to all who joined the parade
with special thanks to the Evanston police department for making the parade
Walk for Warmth on Wheels also raised critical funds to
support the Emergency Overnight Shelter, open every winter night. Donations of
over $35,000 were received. These funds are part of the $70,000 required to
operate the shelter annually – to provide
cots, bedding, laundry, warm beverages and paid supervisory staff. Thanks to
the many generous donors who are making sure no one has to sleep outdoors this
Our volunteers have served 10,000+ individually-packed meals since COVID restrictions began in mid-March, many of them professionally prepared. IAE would like to recognize several area food establishments that have provided thousands of meals for soup…
Interfaith Action successfully staged its first-ever virtual fundraiser on May 30th as “Keep the Doors Open” took place on Zoom. This Online Soup Kitchen Social raised more than $14,000 from 120 ticket purchasers and 80…
The intersection of hunger, homelessness and racism is where our mission lies. We are reviewing our programs and organization and commit to seeking ways in which we can combat the institutional racism that makes hunger…
IAE Producemobile: August 25; September 8 & 22, October 13, November 10, 2020 9:30-10:30 AM, James Park, 300 Dodge. The Greater Chicago Food Depository and Interfaith Action will have Producemobile distributions on the 2nd and…
Interfaith Action of Evanston is still on the front lines of service to the homeless and hungry, working in partnership with the city, faith communities, and other organizations to ensure the health and safety of…