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SNAPGap Collection

by | Aug 18, 2023

This is the third of four times in 2023, when Interfaith Action is seeking SNAPGap items from its faith communities and from all interested individuals. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at Ridge and Grove is the coordinating faith community for September. SNAPGap items to be collected are shampoo, toothpaste, and toothbrushes.

Interfaith Action operates the monthly Producemobile at the Robert Crown Community Center, which distributes fresh produce to Evanston’s families experiencing food insecurity. Since the pandemic, Interfaith has added SNAPGap, distributing items that most consider necessary but are not eligible for purchase with federal benefits. Now that COVID funding has ended and prices have gone up, the number of people seeking assistance has increased as well, from the monthly average of 250 households to 300. While Interfaith has been purchasing and distributing toilet paper every month and donated Earth Breeze laundry sheets every two months, we know our recipients will eagerly welcome the following items for the September 12 distribution: shampoo, toothpaste, and toothbrushes. Items can be purchased online at: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/EU78AK7T6LVH/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1

If you buy these items locally, you can drop them at:
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
1509 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201

Drop-off Hours at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church:
Thursday, Sept. 7th – 7am-11am
Friday, Sept. 8th – 9am-11am, 5pm-7pm
Sunday, Sept. 10th – 12p–2pm
Monday, Sept.11th – 9am-11am

Thank you for your generosity and participation. Please know that all who benefit are deeply grateful!

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