Interfaith Action volunteers distribute 11,000 pounds of fresh produce, donated by the Greater Chicago Food Depository, to Cook County residents in need. Numbered tickets are provided to guests, who each receive 15-25 pounds of fruits and vegetables. There is a walk-up line and distribution takes place outside, so bring a wheeled cart and/or strong bags with handles.
As part of the Producemobile program, SNAPGap collects personal hygiene and cleaning products that cannot be purchased with federal benefits and distributes them to people in need. Member church communities donate and collect different items every month, including toilet paper, razors, laundry detergent, and soap.
The Producemobile is co-sponsored by the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Interfaith Action of Evanston, and the City of Evanston. This initiative runs largely on volunteers. Want to help? Please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4bafaf23a02-evanston#/.