Emergency food pantry draws a crowd


City officials say 300 boxes of food were distributed to Evanston residents at today’s emergency food pantry at James Park.

The food distribution, organized to help residents whose livelihoods have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, will continue at James Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, or while supplies last, this month and through the month of May.

The city is accepting donations for the program online.

The program has received support from Northwestern University, Valli Produce, the Evanston Animal Shelter and city staff members. Alderman Cicely Fleming, 9th Ward, was instrumental in organizing the event.


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