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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Get Involved

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.

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Enjoy Taco Tuesday for a Cause at La Principal and support the emergency shelter!

This coming Tuesday, February 2nd, La Principal Restaurant has chosen the Interfaith Action Emergency Overnight Shelter as the recipient of its Taco Tuesday for a Cause fundraiser.  50% of all sales will be donated to Interfaith Action of Evanston. 

La Principal is located at 700 Main Street.  They offer both pick up and delivery.  You can order online at ( or call them at 224-307-2444.

Please consider celebrating Groundhogs Day this year by ordering some high quality Mexican street food.  You will be supporting a locally owned restaurant and the IAE Emergency Shelter.  We provide a safe place to sleep for twenty individuals experiencing homelessness from  November through March.

The Hospitality Center has a permanent home!

After 35 years, the Hospitality Center is officially at St. Mark’s! Stop by and see our new sign! And come in and say hello! The center is open on weekdays 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., welcoming guests for breakfast and a safe place to sleep. Job counselors and computer trainers are also available.

It’s not too late to watch our Thanksgiving Service!

The 22nd annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Service was held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25. Our host was the Second Baptist Church of Evanston and Rev. Dr. Michael C.R. Nabors. The Second Baptist Ensemble, directed by Rev. Vernon Clark, took on the role of our traditional Interfaith Choir. Ike Ogbo, director of Evanston’s Health & Human Services Department, was our guest speaker. In this virtual service we brought together members of Evanston’s communities of faith and spirit, expressing our shared values.

To view the recorded virtual service : YouTube Service
To donate click here: Thanksgiving Donations
To view and/or download text and music click here: Order of Service