Hospitality Center for those who are  Homeless (18+)

Open mornings Monday through Friday 52 weeks a year. 7am – 11am. Located at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1509 Ridge Ave. Guests receive breakfast and a safe place to sleep. Job counselors provide advice, encouragement and workshops for guests seeking employment. Computer trainers assist with online applications and resumes.

In 2019 we…

  • Hospitality center 541 guests 8908 visits
  • Computer 170 guests 1091 sessions
  • Job 135 guests 567 sessions

Soup Kitchens

Every day of every week of every month all year long, there is a soup kitchen in one of our Evanston area faith communities. Soup kitchen and warming center schedule. We have served meals to an estimated 14,539 guests at four locations and have involved 3,472 volunteers in the soup kitchen program.

  • Served meals to an estimated 14,539 guests at four locations
  • Involved 3,472 volunteers in the soup kitchen program.

Warming Centers

Five days a week, from November through March, we provide afternoon warming centers for anyone who needs to get out of the cold. Soup kitchen and warming center schedule.

Due to COVID 19 the warming centers are temporarily closed.

Overnight Emergency Shelter

The Winter Emergency Shelter operates annually from November – March.
Due to COVID19 we can safely provide only 20 beds.  Beds are assigned to
participants of Interfaith Action and Connection’s services.  Please
contact Interfaith Action at 847-869-0370 for more information

Thank you to the faith communities who are hosting throughout the 20-21

Unitarian Church of Evanston
Beth Emet the  Free Synagogue
First United Methodist Church
First Congregational Church
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church


On the second Tuesday morning of every month, volunteers recruited by Interfaith Action distribute 11,000 lbs of fresh produce, donated by the Greater Chicago Food Depository, to residents of Cook County in need. Distribution takes place at Robert Crown Community Center (RCCC), 1801 Main Street, Evanston from 9:30-11:30 AM while supplies last. Distribution takes place outside. Numbered tickets are given out and 15-25 lbs of fruits and vegetables are given to each ticket holder. Free parking is available at RCCC, on Main Street, and other surrounding streets.  There is a walk-up line only, so bring a wheeled cart and/or strong bags with handles.  Masks are required. For more information, click here to see our flier or call 847-475-1150 or 734-646-7170 for more information.

  • In 2020, five hundred thirty (530) volunteers distributed 235,400 pounds of fresh produce and special COVID distributions of meat and dairy items to 4,400 individuals. This food fed 16,700 people in the households of those who received the food.

This program is co-sponsored by the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Interfaith Action of Evanston and the City of Evanston.

Job Seekers

Vineyard Christian Church welcomes those looking for a job to email the coordinator at or visit their website for more information.

Senior Care and Assisted Living Guide has created a guide for those interested in senior care and assisted living.