Sheil Catholic Center
Sunday Night Soup Kitchen: ( Please Scroll Down to Sign-up)
Cook and Serve for up to 20 people
When: Every Sunday night: 6:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
What: Cooks can prepare the meal at home or use the shelter kitchen. If you want to cook at Hilda's Place, staff will be there by 5:30 p.m.
Serve dinner at 7:00 p.m., buffet style.
If you prepare meal at home, please arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. at Hilda's Place. If you are running late please call 847.424.0945 ext. 21. The Hilda's Place supervisor is expecting us by 6:30 p.m. so they know a meal will be served by 7:00 p.m.
Servers are needed from 6:30 – 8:15 p.m. to serve and clean up afterwards.
You can choose to cook or serve, or even do both! Sign up as a group or by yourself.
For more information, please contact:
How many people do you need?
For cooking, individuals, family or a small group. For serving, we need 2 or 3 servers.
The same group can both cook and serve.
What should I cook?
Provide a balanced meal for up to 18 people.
protein - meat, fish, beans, cheese
vegetable and/or fruit
starch - pasta, rice, potatoes
Sheil will reimburse the food cost up to $50 –
remember to save and turn in your receipts at the Sheil office, 2110 Sheridan Rd Evanston 60201.
How do I get into the shelter kitchen?
The Soup Kitchen is located at the Lake Street Church on the corner of Chicago Avenue and Grove Street, 1458 Chicago Avenue Evanston , IL, 60201
The volunteer entrance is in the alley behind the church. For those volunteers who arrive first, there is a parking space for the pastor (north side of church), just in front of that is a set of stairs that go down to an entrance; ring the bell and or knock on the door. Staff are there by 5:30 p.m.
For other volunteers arriving later, from the alley, the entrance is an enclosed back door up a short set of steps. The shelter kitchen door locks behind you, so you’ll just need to make sure to close it tight at the end of the night.
Parking: You may park in the alley (with hazard lights on) only to unload food. Free street parking on Sunday.
Volunteer Log: There is a volunteer log that we ask you to sign, this is located on the serving table by the silverware.
What about cooking equipment at the shelter?
You will need to bring your own knives, and there are some utensils and pots/pans available for your use. Some of them may be rather worn, so if you have a favorite tool, feel free to bring your own.
What do I have to do to clean up?
Wash and put away all cookware used to prepare dinner. Residents will wash dishes, run dishwasher and empty the garbage.
What if there are leftovers?
Put away leftovers in the refrigerator, please wrap and date (sharpie)
We encourage positive interactions between you and our guests and residents. Avoid asking personal questions; allow the guest and residents to offer information when they are comfortable. Similarly, avoid responding to personal questions. Under no circumstances should you divulge private information such as your last name, address or phone number. If any problems arise, please seek out the supervisor on duty.
We do encourage our volunteers, once the food is served, to join them in the dinning room for dinner and conversation.
Hilda's Place 1458 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201