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.
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.