Services

Eighteenth Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Eighteenth Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving ServiceThank you to the community that was involved in our Thanksgiving Service! We are humbled you were willing to be in relation with us on this holiday and we are grateful for those that sacrificed their time in order to be in service with us. Interfaith Action of Evanston exists to…

Plans for Winter Overnight Shelter

For many years, Interfaith Action of Evanston has provided a simple, life-saving cold weather emergency overnight shelter at St. Paul’s Lutheran for up to 35 men and women who find themselves out in the bitter cold on any given winter night. Originally operated as a partnership between the City of Evanston’s Emergency Services and the…

Helping Those Who Hunger

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 Greater Chicago Food Depository’s Producemobile.

Producemobile Celebrates Two Years in Evanston

The Evanston Producemobile recently celebrated its second anniversary of serving fresh produce and vegetables to Evanston’s most at-risk populations. Dec. 9 marked the 25th individual disbursement, which takes place on the second Tuesday each month. The project is coordinated by  Action of Evanston, in partnership with the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the City of…

Produce mobile Tuesday, October 10th.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository’s Producemobile, in partnership with Interfaith Action and The City of Evanston have begun the monthly distribution of free produce in the east parking lot of the Robert Crown Center, at 1701 Main Street. Disbursements occur on the second Tuesday of each month, from 9:30-11:30 am. Anyone in need is welcome…

Job Preparation Workshops Begun

Interfaith Action’s Hospitality Center has recently begun providing workshops for clients who are seeking employment to increase their confidence and possibilities for success. Our job coaches, Marcia Rosen–Kemp and Charlene Parris, realized that many clients were getting jobs, but weren’t successful in keeping them. They also saw a need for more preparation in interviewing skills…

Soup Kitchens

Every day of every week of every month all year long, there’s a soup kitchen in Evanston for our neighbors who are hungry. Ours are run by teams which plan, purchase, prepare, serve and clean up a meal for 100 – 120 people. To get involved, read more.

Warming Centers

  Five days a week from November through March, we provide afternoon warming centers where anyone who wants to get out of the cold can — no questions asked. There they find companionship, a safe place to nap, a light snack, sometimes movies, sometimes games, but mostly a welcoming place to escape the bone-chilling cold. (Download…

Hospitality Center

Hospitality Center for the Homeless Open mornings Monday through Friday, 52 weeks per year, the Hospitality Center provides a warm, nurturing environment for daytime use by the guests from Hilda’s Place and Entry Point, the programs run by Connections for the Homeless. The center, which operates from rooms graciously provided by St. Mark’s Episcopal Church,…