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Producemobile 2020

Evanston Producemobile 2022

The Greater Chicago Food Depository’s Evanston Producemobile, in partnership with Interfaith Action and the City of Evanston, takes place every second Tuesday morning of the month. Fresh produce, and sometimes additional items, is distributed outdoors. Produce Mobile is located at Robert Crown, 1801 Main St. Evanston. Distribution is with only a walk-up line

Approximately 35-40 volunteers are needed at each distribution. Volunteer Box Haulers lift, transport on dollies, and distribute boxes of produce weighing 25 lbs. or more and other items to 270-300 guests. Volunteer Packers bag and box up produce; Volunteer Traffic Controllers manage the foot and vehicular traffic in the in the Robert Crown parking lot. 

To be eligible to volunteer for the Produce Mobile volunteers must meet the following criteria:

Be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination at the  Produce Mobile you volunteer for beginning November 9th. 

No exposure to COVID-19 in the 14 days before the Producemobile,

No COVID-19 symptoms; no fever, cough, nor shortness of breath;

Be at least 12 years of age. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and be able to perform the task signed-up for as described on the Sign-Up Genius, eg Box Haulers must be able to lift and move  25 lb boxes .

All volunteers signed up for Traffic Control must be at least 18 years of age. 

Parking Information

The single entrance to the RCCC parking lot is off Main Street at the far east end of the lot. Free parking is also available on the south side of Main Street and on nearby neighborhood streets. Volunteers parking in the lot are asked to park in spaces at the rear of the parking lot so that our guests have an easier carry with their produce.

Please share this invitation with others. Thank you for helping us get food to our hungry neighbors!

For more information on the Producemobile, or other services targeting people who are hungry or homeless in Evanston, please contact Interfaith Action of Evanston at (847) 475-1150, or check out our website at www.interfaithactionofevanston.org.

For more information on other food service initiatives outside of Evanston, please
contact the Greater Chicago Food Depository at (773) 247-FOOD.

Created by:   Rita Bailey
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy CST) Location Available Slot
02/08/2022
(Tue. 8:15am - 12:00pm)
Robert Crown 

Traffic control (2)

8:00 AM Volunteer arrival. Monitor the pedestrian drop-off area right in front of Robert Crown Center to make sure Produce Mobile guests in vehicles do not idle or park in there.

 

Packers (15)

Sort and distribute produce

 
13 of 15 slots filled
Sheila Holder
Mary Pat McKeown
fran faller
dina berne
dina berne
Carolyn Streett
Kirsten Stadheim
Sharon Glazer
Jeff Pattee
Carolyn Sennett
Jeanne Cook
Renata Seidel
Renata Seidel
Jane Wickenkamp
Sydell Adelberg

Sign-in (trained only) (3)

Must be trained on Link2Feed input

 
All slots filled
Chris Schultze
Team lead - arr. 7am
VJ Vasista
Carol Wilson
Carol Naylor Wilson

Calling Numbers

7:40 AM Volunteer Arrival Distribute numbered tickets to guests; at 8:30 call numbers for guests to enter distribution line.

 
Diane Tenebeth

Line Control (4)

8:00 AM Volunteer Arrival Direct ticketed guests to Sign-In stations (inside RC). Remind guests to maintain social distance while waiting or in distribution line (outside RC)

 

Box Haulers (14)

Able to lift at least 25 lb., ferry boxes of food using dollies/carts to the cars of guests, who cannot lift, carry or walk easily.

 
9 of 14 slots filled
Andrew Schultze
Shawn Iles
Tom Witt
Richard Peterson
Bob Bailey
Daniel Kaplan
Bex Way
Rita Bailey
Mark Mckeown
03/08/2022
(Tue. 8:15am - 12:00pm)
Robert Crown Community Center 

Box Hauling/Distribution (14)

Able to lift 25 lb, ferry boxes of food using dollies/carts to the cars of guests, who cannot lift, carry or walk easily.

 
1 of 14 slots filled
Rita Bailey

Traffic control (2)

8:00 AM Volunteer arrival. Monitor the pedestrian drop-off area right in front of Robert Crown Center to make sure Produce Mobile guests in vehicles do not idle or park in there.

 

Packers (15)

Sort and distribute produce

 

Sign-in (trained only) (3)

Must be trained on Link2Feed input

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Chris Schultze
Team lead arr. 7:30

Calling Numbers

7:40 AM Volunteer Arrival Distribute numbered tickets to guests; at 8:30 call numbers for guests to enter distribution line.

 

Line Control (4)

8:00 AM Volunteer Arrival Direct ticketed guests to Sign-In stations (inside RC). Remind guests to maintain social distance while waiting or in distribution line (outside RC)

 
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