Food Assistance

Organization Name
Address
1048 Lake Street, Suite 300, Oak Park, IL
60301
Phone Number
708-383-0258
Fax
708-524-0870
Description

AgeOptions, the Area Agency on Aging of Suburban Cook County, plans, advocates, coordinates and funds services for older persons and their families in suburban Cook County.

Website Address
Address
1224 Dempster, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Rabbi Andrea C. London and Rabbi Amy Memis-Foler
Phone Number
847-869-4230
Fax
847-869-7830
Parent Organization
Address
600 Haven St.
The Great Room Kitchen
Evanston, IL
60208
Phone Number
847-491-2026
Parent Organization
Description

Campus Kitchen coordinates donations of unserved dining hall food, prepares and delivers meals to area social service agencies, low-income seniors and families, and provides service learning opportunities for Northwestern students. Currently preparing and delivering 750 meals per week, Campus Kitchens also welcomes volunteers not associated with Northwestern University.

Address
P. O. Box 7075, Evanston, IL
60204
Phone Number
847-905-6332
Description

Evanston COPE provides assistance to Evanston families with immediate needs related to sustenance, safety, and shelter through a network of volunteers in the Evanston school district. Through each school, COPE enables families to have access to: groceries and cooking classes,
beds and other furniture, funds for basic needs, services opportunities for family growth and community education and skills training.

Address
Archdioscese – 835 N Rush St, Chicago, IL
60611
Contact Person
Monsignor Michael M. Boland, Administrator and CEO
Phone Number
312-655-7700 (Catholic Charities) and 312-534-8200 (Archdiocese)
Parent Organization
Description

Oversees more than 150 programs in Cook and Lake counties, serving families and individuals of all ages. Service Programs. Evanston residents are not limited to, but may first contact  North Region, 1717 Rand Rd., Des Plaines, IL, 847-376-2121.

Website Address
Address
2010 Dewey Ave, Lower Level
60201
Contact Person
Terrie Campbell
Phone Number
(312) 782-CEDA (2332) or (312) 446-9228 (WIC)
Description

CEDA offers a variety of programs and services in the areas of community and economic development, education, emergency assistance, employment and training, energy conservation and services, health and nutrition, and housing.

The CEDA Regional Community Service Center in Evanston offers Family Support and Community Engagement (FSACE) and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) programs.

Public Notes

Several programs for people in need, including housing and employment counseling, financial counseling, home repair services and registration for the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) program which provides nutrition for pregnant women and children under 5.

Organization Name
Address
1109 Emerson St., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Rev. Deborah Y. Scott, Pastor
Phone Number
847-328-1707
Fax
847-328-0596
Description

Church School Sundays at 9 AM.  Services are held Sundays at 10 am.

Address
P.O. Box 484, Glencoe, IL
60022
Contact Person
Tracy L. McKeithen, Executive Director
Phone Number
847-475-4500
Description

Family Promise Chicago North Shore provides services for homeless families in transition, helping them get back into permanent and sustainable housing and employment. The program serves 3-4 families for approximately 90 days or less. Families are provided with meals, hygiene supplies, and other necessities to help them get back on their feet. Volunteers provide and share a family style meal, play with children, help with homework and stay overnight with families.  The Family Promise Day Center is based in Evanston with partner congregations throughout the north shore suburbs.

Address
516 Church St., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Rev. Dean Francis
Phone Number
847-864-6181
Fax
847-864-8091
Parent Organization
Description

Worship is at 10:30 a.m. all year. From September to early June, we worship in the sanctuary, and during the summer 10:30 a.m. worship moves to air-conditioned Tittle Chapel.

Worship in the Park is an informal, come-as-you-are summer worship service at 9:00 a.m. in Lunt Park, just a block away.

Soup Kitchen: Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.
The Total Child, Preschool and Childcare Center, 847-864-7100.
Bundled Blessings, a diaper pantry collecting diapers and supplying them to local families in need through partnerships with local social service agencies.

Address
933 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Rev. Richard Mosley
Phone Number
847-328-2600
Fax
847-328-2662
Parent Organization
Description

Soup Kitchen: Tuesdays at 4-6 PM. Groups or individuals interested in volunteering should contact Erica Hall, 847-733-7867.

Organization Name
Address
2727 Crawford, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Food pantry volunteer coordinator: Susan Gottlieb 847-251-2717; Pantry information: 847-328-7182
Phone Number
847- 328-7182
Fax
847-556-0936
Parent Organization
Description

Hillside Food Pantry serves patrons who live in surrounding area of church, 2727 Crawford Ave.(Northwest Evanston, Skokie, Evanston, Wilmette, Chicago).
The pantry is located at the east side of the church parking lot, 2727 Crawford Ave.. Open Wednesdays 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Clients may come once a week. Arrive no earlier than half an hour before opening.

Address
7648 N. Paulina, Chicago, IL
60626
Contact Person
Bruce Rasey, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
773-262-6622
Fax
773-262-6645
Description

Howard Area Community Center is a social service agency that provides affordable and free education, employment, and health assistance programs for the greater Rogers Park area. HACC has four sites: the Main Center, the Youth Center, the Employment Resource Center, and the Sheila Reynolds Berner Family Center. All of our services and location addresses are on the website at www.howardarea.org/

Address
8020 St. Louis Ave., Skokie, IL
60076
Phone Number
General: 847- 745-3200; TTY: 866-321-8261
Fax
Fax: 847-745-3276
Description

Provides medical assistance for children and adults, financial assistance for adults with children, and food stamps.  Receives applications for Cash, SNAP, and Medical Assistance by fax, mail or in person.

Organization Name
Address
1108 Oak Street Winnetka, IL
60093
Description

INFANT, Inc. solicits donations for the purchase of baby formula at the lowest available cost and delivers it promptly to food pantries and to shelters for the homeless. The formula is distributed at the discretion of their directors, who are knowledgeable in their
communities and professional in the administration of their programs. Their distribution policies are non-sectarian. INFANT, Inc. delivers to 60+ agencies throughout the city and in some suburbs for their emergency formula needs. They also deliver layettes to moms in shelters.

Address
P.O. Box 1414, Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Person
Sue Murphy, Executive Director
Phone Number
847-475-1150
Description

An organization that links members of over 50 Evanston religious organizations and facilitates cooperative work for the hungry and homeless, interfaith dialogue and community building. Outreach projects include soup kitchens, warming centers and the Hospitality Center for the Homeless. Annual Vision-Keeper Dinner for members. Sponsors annual Evanston Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at various houses of worship.

Warming Centers are located in the facilities of member houses of worship and are staffed by volunteers. The Centers open in November and continue through March.
Hospitality Center for the Homeless located at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, offers social services and referrals weekdays from 7-11 am.
Producemobile provides distribution of free produce on the second Tuesday of each month, from 9:30-11:30 am. at Robert Crown Center.
Soup Kitchens are run by teams of volunteers in several locations.
Overnight Emergency Shelter: The Emergency Overnight Shelter is open every
night from mid November through March, at 6 different faith communities,
from 9pm to 7am.

Organization Name
Address
1140 East Northwest Highway, Palatine, Illinois
60074
Contact Person
Beth Nabors, Executive Director
Phone Number
847-963-9163
Fax
847-963-9120
Description

Provides shelter and services to homeless persons and persons at risk of becoming homeless in suburban Cook County. The Hope Day Center is a day resource center which offers a wide range of free services.
PADS Shelter Program provides hospitality, food, and overnight emergency shelter to the homeless between October 1 and April 30, seven days a week (including holidays).
Pathways Housing Readiness Program prepares people to become housing ready, while providing referrals and placement and follow-up services.

Organization Name
Address
A JUST HARVEST, 7649 N. Paulina St., Chicago, IL. 60626, Northside P.O.W.E.R., 7659 N. Paulina St., Chicago, IL
60626
Contact Person
Christine Wellman, Office Manager, 773- 262-2297, christine@ajustharvest.org
Phone Number
773- 262-2297
Fax
773- 262-7872
Description

A Just Harvest’s Community Kitchen serves dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the weekends and national holidays. The Producemobile stops on the third Monday of every month(except January)from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Northside P.O.W.E.R. works on issues that address the causes of hunger and poverty and recruits and trains community leaders.
Genesis Project seeks to create meaningful employment and economic opportunities for the community.

Public Notes

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 608033, Chicago, IL 60626

Organization Name
Address
1123 Emerson Street, Suite 213, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Debi Genthe, Executive Director
Phone Number
847- 332-2678
Fax
847- 251-1423
Description

Delivers nutritious meals Monday through Saturday between 11:30a.m. and 1:00p.m. to the elderly, disabled and those unable to take care of their nutritional needs. Meals are delivered on holidays if requested. No age or income restrictions; fees are based on a sliding scale to accommodate clients on a limited income.

Organization Name
Address
PO Box 612, Highland Park, IL
60035
Contact Person
Lisa Brewer, Executive Director
Phone Number
847-254-6956
Description

Nurture is a non-profit organization that provides cooking, nutrition and wellness education through social service agencies serving low-income families and through schools. Gives participants slow cookers to speed the cooking process and educates families on preparing whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables. Provides recipes for delicious, nutritious meals costing $1.50 or less a serving. In 2012 Nurture programming reached over 7,000 children and parents. Program alumni are making healthier meals, increasing physical activity, and saving money on food. Nurture’s leadership manages over 130 volunteers, who donate over $500,000 worth of hours annually.

In Evanston, it partners with Junior League of Evanston-North Shore for hands-on cooking classes and Campus Kitchens of Northwestern University, which provides meals for for those in need and nutrition education, COPE,a community network of volunteers who are housed at individual Evanston schools and the Hillside Food Pantry.

Address
1403 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL Mailing: PO Box 171
60201
Contact Person
Latoya Johnson (Social Worker)
Phone Number
847- 866-9770
Fax
847- 866-9784
Parent Organization
Description

Offers a variety of social services targeted toward low income families and individuals.

Emergency Service Schedule: Food Pantry: Friday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Utilities, Rental/Mortgage Assistance- By Appointment Only

Monday: Prayer Chain – 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer Meeting – 6:00 p.m. Bible Study – 6:30 p.m. Women’s Club- 7:30 p.m. Men’s Club – 7:30 p.m. Fellowship Meal

Counseling: Christian counseling, substance abuse counseling.
Food Assistance: Food vouchers (redeemable at Jewel on Chicago Avenue), canned goods and clothing vouchers for the needy.
Housing: Rent and utilities assistance (when funds are available).
After School Program:
For children ages 5 – 13, Monday – Friday between 3pm to 6pm. Transportation from Evanston schools,snack and homework assistance provided for a monthly fee. Extended care may be available.
Character Building Program:
Adventure Corps (boys ages 6-12),Sunbeams (girls 6-11),Girls Guards (girls 12-18) and Teen Reflection Cell Group (a drop-in time for teens 13-18). Meets Fridays 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Youth Music Program:
Activities for youth include Singing Company (ages 6-10),Junior Choir (ages 10-17),Junior Band (ages 13 and older) and Instructional Band (ages 6-15)
Summer Day Camp:
A day camp is offered for 8 weeks during the summer for children ages 5-12, between 7:30 am – 5:45pm, Monday through Friday.

Women’s Programs also available, including sewing and Zumba groups

Organization Name
Address
1717 Benson St., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Reverend Dr. Michael C. R. Nabors Senior Pastor-Elect, Elizabeth Cox Finance Administrative Assistant
Phone Number
847- 869-6955
Fax
847-869-6599
Description

Sunday:
Sunday Worship 8am, 10:30am
Adult Sunday School 9:15am
Children’s Church 10:30am, second through fifth Sundays

Wednesday:
Bible Study 7-9pm

Soup Kitchen: Mondays and Tuesdays at noon

Since our inception in 1882, our light has brightly shined as a cosmopolitan church reaching out to a diverse community of people throughout Evanston, the North Shore and the City of Chicago! We are historic, Christ centered, multi-staffed and believe fully in “the priesthood of all believers”.

Address
1136 Wesley, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-491-6686
Parent Organization
Description

Sunday Service at 10:15am
St. John’s Church is a community of Christians on a journey of faith. Our church is a part of the wider family of Christian churches called the United Church of Christ

Public Notes

The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action. With more than 5,100 churches and 1.1 million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world. The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where “…they may all be one” (John 17:21).

Address
1509 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Rev. Debra Bullock
Phone Number
(847) 864-4806
Parent Organization
Description

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church believes that the spirit of God lives in every human being, and that we are called to glorify that which unites us while at the same time celebrating the awesome diversity of God’s creation. All of us at St. Mark’s share a commitment to our faith and to our community, and we welcome visitors regardless of religious background, race, sexual orientation, or age. You are welcome here.

Schedule
Program-Year Schedule
(September – May)

Sunday
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist
9:00 AM Coffee & Conversation
9:30 AM Sunday School
9:30 AM Choir Rehearsal
10:30 AM Holy Eucharist
11:45 AM Coffee & Conversation
12:00 Noon Hand Bell Rehearsal

nursery care provided every Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Summer Schedule
(June – August)

Sunday
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist
9:00 AM Coffee & Conversation
9:30 AM Holy Eucharist at the Lakefront (Hamilton Street and the Lake)
10:30 AM Coffee & Conversation

Wednesday Lunch: Each Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 12 noon, a sack lunch is provided to any neighbors who are hungry. Enter through the Parish Office doors.

Hospitality Center for the Homeless, (847) 869-0370, St. Mark’s is home to Interfaith Action of Evanston’s Hospitality Center, which operates every weekday morning from 7:00 to 11:00. Guests of the Hospitality Center find companionship, nutritious snacks, mental health and substance abuse counselling, job advice, and the opportunity to participate in an art program.

Interfaith Action of Evanston: St. Mark’s is a member congregation of this Evanston-based non-profit organization whose mission is to bring people together to serve hungry and homeless people, pursue interfaith dialogue, and engage in advocacy that promotes social justice.

Organization Name
Address
1012 Lake Street., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Rev. Gregory Sakowicz, www.stmaryevanston.org/AboutUs/ParishStaff.php
Phone Number
847-864-0333 ext 201
Fax
847-864-0354
Parent Organization
Description

Home to Knights of Columbus Council 1077.

Daily Mass:
Mon-Sat at 8am (Thursday’s service is a Communion Service)

Sunday Masses:
Saturday at 5pm; Sunday at 8, 9:30 and 11am

Confession:
Sat 4pm

Adoration:
Sun 3-6pm

Address
1004 Greenwood St., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Angela De Venuto (Parish Assistant). Pam Voves (Minister)
Phone Number
847- 475-3403
Description

Lutheran church sw of downtown Evanston, offers Sunday soup kitchen, other services.

Soup Kitchen: Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Also has winter warming center.
Paula Ketcham, Coordinator, paula.ketcham@gmail.com

Public Notes

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with about 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Address
8020 N. St. Louis Ave., Skokie IL
60076
Contact Person
Illinois Department of Human Services
Phone Number
847-745-3200
Description

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly Food Stamps) helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health.

Benefits are provided on the Illinois Link Card – an electronic card that is accepted at most grocery stores. The program is managed by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture. The Department of Human Services administers the program in Illinois.

Eligibility guidelines on webpage. SNAP program also functions as an agricultural subsidy and can be used at some farmer’s markets. Most local grocers accept SNAP except for heated food. Can be used for caffeinated beverages but not alcohol or tobacco.

Public Notes

ILDHS also administers cash assistance (aka Public Aid) and MEDICAID.

Organization Name
Address
Seymour H. Persky Building 6450 N. California Ave. Chicago, IL
60645
Contact Person
https://arkchicago.org/contact-us/
Contact Email
Phone Number
773-973-1000
Fax
773.973.4362
Description

The ARK provides free comprehensive care and support to Chicagoland Jews facing adversity. Dignified, quality wrap-around services help clients return to self-reliance.
Hours: Mon. and Weds., 9-7:30; Tues. and Thurs., 9-5; Fri., 9-2

The Medical Clinic of the Goldie Bachmann Luftig Health Center is open five days per week, including two evenings. Medical treatment is provided by volunteer physicians and The ARK’s professional medical staff. Patients make appointments to see internists, as well as cardiologists, gynecologists and other specialists. X-rays and other tests and procedures are performed at area hospitals at no charge to clients, through special arrangements. In addition to a food pantry and meal service, The ARK offers free optical, pharmacy, financial and employment counseling, social services, mental health day-programming and interim housing.

Address
2495 Howard Street Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Steve Nicholson, senior pastor
Phone Number
847-328-4544
Parent Organization
Description

Sunday Services in English at 9:30am and 11:30am and in Spanish at 11:30am

Evanston Vineyard Food Pantry and Care Center distributes food and clothes, as well as local resource information, Wednesdays 6-8pm.

To volunteer at the pantry and care center, click on this link.

Organization Name
Address
Evanston Vocational School:
2101 Dempster
Evanston, IL 60201

Administrative Offices:
P.O. Box 63
South Holland, IL 60473
60201
Contact Person
Glenn Spoolstra
Phone Number
708-331-3301 x102
Description

Chicagoland Prison Outreach exists to ministers to those who have been incarcerated, and their families by providing chaplaincy services, Vocational training, food assistance, compassionate products such as school supplies, Thanksgiving baskets, and Christmas gifts for the children. The goal of Chicagoland Prison Outreach is to build relationships with those that have been incarcerated to help restore them to society, and assist their families during the transition. We also provide trauma coaching/counseling to support both those that are incarcerated, and their families. This process will help to reduce recidivism.

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