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LOCAL RESTAURANTS PROVIDE MEALS FOR SOUP KITCHENS AT REDUCED PRICES

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…

Spring Fundraiser: Online Soup Kitchen Social

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…

Interfaith Action of Evanston’s Commitment to Anti-Racism

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 and homelessness even worse. We are asking ourselves the following: · Are our programs functioning to support the humanity of all…

Producemobile Thank You!

Dates – June 23 and July 14 at Levy Center 9:30 am to 10:30 am. July 28 August 11 and 25 Sept. 8 and 22 location to be announced. Today’s Producemobile was the most successful COVID-19 styled Producemobile yet.  Our sincere thanks go to the 30 volunteers from IAE, the City of Evanston, Northwestern University,…

Two Monthly Producemobiles!

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 4th Tuesdays of every month through September. Starting in October, the Producemobile distribution will occur on the 2nd Tuesday of…

IAE’s Work to Support Homeless and Hungry Continues

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 those who don’t have homes or are food-insecure.  There have been major successes on that front, reports IAE Executive Director…

We are asking for Help!

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 Church, 1509 Ridge Ave. Guests receive breakfast and a safe place to relax or sleep. Job counselors provide advice, encouragement…

Vision Keeper Award Recipients

We honored the 2020 Vision Keepers at the Vision Keepers’ Dinner held on February 16th. A Vision Keeper embodies values that positively impact both the faith community and the larger community. We honor them because they truly grace every life they touch and encourage all of us to affirm our own vision.