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.
The IAE Annual Meeting for the IAE Board of Directors and
delegates was held on October 8 and hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church. At this meeting, delegates voted to approve
the nominations of Jason Glanz, Olga Pearl-Ricketts, Donna Robinson and Carol
Wilson to the IAE Board of Directors.
During the program that followed, “Interfaith Action in the Time of
Coronavirus,” volunteers described how IAE has risen to the challenge of COVID
by finding new ways to provide its Direct Services to our hungry and/or
The Supper Meeting was “Covid-style” this year. Arriving guests drove up to a station in the
parking lot of Trinity Lutheran, to pick up an individually-packaged soup
kitchen meal. The meal was purchased
from Soul and Smoke, one of the many local restaurants that have provided
reduced-price meals for IAE’s soup kitchens. Participants could either return
home to enjoy their meal and continue to participate via ZOOM; or park their
cars in the Trinity lot to see the speakers and listen to them via 95.3 FM on
their vehicle’s radios. The meal was provided by donations from members of the
IAE Board and the Delegate Advisory Committee specifically for this meal.
We would like to thank Trinity Lutheran for graciously
hosting the Annual Supper Meeting for the second year in a row, and for
providing all of the sound equipment and the training for it. A big thanks also to Joe Berube, who again
came through with important items (speaker’s platform and spotlight) needed for
an IAE event.
IAE would like to thank graphic designer Susanna Ludwig, who contacted IAE offering to help the Producemobile “in any way I can.” Susanna spent 6 weeks designing a special new flier in both English and Spanish for the Producemobile that included the many changes to the Producemobile caused by COVID. We are very, very grateful for her hard work producing many different designs and revisions on the way to a beautiful and informative flier. Contact Susanna Ludwig through her website at https://susannaludwig.com/
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
kitchens sponsored by IAE and our member faith communities at significantly reduced
prices. Please show your appreciation by patronizing
these food establishments, which are located in Evanston unless otherwise
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 separate donations and will enable the purchase of more than 2,000 soup
kitchen carryout meals.
Those attending picked up their own carryout brown bag meals, similar to actual meals currently being distributed by the Interfaith Action soup kitchens, and then returned home to view the evening program on Zoom. That program began with a photo montage of recent Interfaith Action events, followed by greetings and a series of presentations from Board Member Mildred Carter, Executive Director Sue Murphy, Board President Anne Heinz and former Board President Birch Burghardt. Attendees then moved to virtual breakout rooms for guided small group discussions. Thanks to all who helped make the spring fundraiser a success!
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…
We have a special request. Interfaith Action of Evanston needs “door greeter” volunteers for the morning Hospitality Center, a place where those who are homeless can receive food and services. Located at St. Mark’s Episcopal…