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Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

Evanston Vineyard Care Center Food Pantry

Vineyard Christian Church 

Hours: Wednesday, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM; Every 3rd Saturday 10:00 AM – 12:00PM

Address: 2495 Howard Street, Evanston, IL  60202

Phone: (847) 328-4544

Website: evanstonvineyard.org/food-pantry/

 

Food Assistance Center of Evanston

Hemenway United Methodist Church

Hours: Every 2nd and 4th  Friday, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Address: 933 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60202

Phone: (847) 328-2600

 

Hillside Food Pantry

Hillside Free Methodist Church

Hours: Wednesday, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM; Saturday, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Address: 2727 Crawford Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: (847) 328-7182

Website: hillsidefree.com/hillside-food-pantry/

 

Produce Mobile 

Robert Crown Community Center 

Hours: Every 2nd Tuesday, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Address: 1701 Main Street, Evanston, IL 60202

Free transportation is available. For more information, click here

**TEMPORARY RELOCATION DURING ROBERT CROWN CONSTRUCTION**:

Fleetwood-Jourdain Center

1655 Foster Street, Evanston, IL 60201

 

Salvation Army 

Hours: Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Address: 1403 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: (847) 866-9770

For a schedule of soup kitchens and more information, please click here

 

Federal Food Assistance Programs 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP is a federal benefit program to low-income income families and individuals who demonstrate financial need. SNAP-eligible citizens purchase food with an Illinois Link card, which is used like a debit card. For more information and to apply, please visit the Illinois Department of Human Services website.

SNAP/EBT Retailers in Evanston

  • Aldi (2211 Oakton St)                                                                                   
  • CVS (101 Asbury Ave; 3333 Cental St; 1711 Sherman Ave)                                                                          
  • C&W Market and Ice Cream Parlor (1901 Church Street)             
  • Davis Pantry (927 Davis St)                                                                     
  • D & D Finer Foods (825 Noyes St)
  • Delta Discount (800 Main St)                                                                                           
  • Dollar Tree (1928 Dempster St)
  • Evanston Farmer's Market (Oak & East Railroad)
  • Evanston Gas & Food, Inc (101 Ridge Ave)
  • Food 4 Less Midwest (2400 Main St)
  • Gordon Food Service (2424 Oakton)
  • J.D. Mills Health Food (635 Chicago Ave)
  • Jewel (1128 Chicago Ave & 2485 Howard St) 
  • J&S Food Mart (701 Howard St)
  • Oakton Shell (2492 Oakton St)
  • Open Pantry (821 Dempster St)
  • Sam's Club (2450 Main St)
  • 7-Eleven (817 Davis St; 847 Dodge Ave)
  • Target (2209 Howard St; 1616 Sherman Ave)
  • Trader Joe's (1211 Chicago Ave)
  • Valero (443 Asbury Ave)
  • Valli Produce (1910 Dempster St)
  • Walgreens (635 Chicago Ave; 900 Dodge Ave; 2100 Green Bay Rd)
  • Whole Foods (1640 Chicago Ave; 2748 Green Bay Rd)

 

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC is a federal grant program that provides assistance to low-income and nutritionally at-risk populations including pregnant women, breastfeeding women, infants up to age one (1), and children up to age five (5). For more information, visit the USDA Food and Nutrition Service website. To apply for WIC, please call the Evanston CEDA office to schedule an appointment:

CEDA - Evanston

Address: 2010 Dewey Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201,  2nd floor, Room 213

Phone: (847) 328-3511

Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8:00 AM -  4:30 PM

 

Health and Nutrition Resources

Imperfect Produce

Imperfect Produce is a company that sells fresh fruits and vegetables  that would otherwise be discarded due to aesthetic imperfections at a low cost. Boxes can be customized and come in four sizes. Best of all, it's delivered right to your door.  SNAP/EBT eligible folks receive 33% off of their boxes. 

ChooseMyPlate.gov

USDA website with educational material pertaining to healthy eating habits, including the five food groups, serving sizes, recipes, menus, printable materials, and much more.

EatRight.org

Basic information about most questions regarding nutrition from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The Mayo Clinic Food Substitution Guide

A list of healthier alternatives for popular foods to help lead a healthy lifestyle.

ReThink Your Drink

ReThink Your Drink is a city-wide initiative to encourage the community to make better drinking choices. This page on the City of Evanston's website provides information and resources to guide you to healthier drinking habits. 

USDA Dietary Guidelines

The complete eighth edition (2015-2020) of dietary guidelines for Americans. 

 

 

 

 

After Hours Communication

For after hours communicable disease or bioterrorism emergencies, please call 847-448-4311 and stay on the line to be connected to someone immediately.