Several Downtown Evanston businesses are collecting food to help fill our community food pantries which are running low on supplies. Most needed items are pantry staples (pasta, sauces, peanut butter, soups), snack items (individual bags of chips or nuts, protein or other type of bars), canned fruit and vegetables, canned ravioli and more.

Donations will be accepted from March 7-27 at the participating businesses. All donations will be used at Evanston food pantries. 

Participating Businesses

Ayla's Originals - 1511 Sherman Ave.
(Wed-Sat, 11am-5pm; Sun. 12-4pm)

Bookends & Beginnings - 1620 Orrington Ave.
(Daily 11am-6pm)

Celtic Knot Public House - 626 Church St.
(Sun-Thurs, 4pm - 9pm; Fri-Sat, 4-10pm)

Cupitol - 812 Grove St.
(Daily 7am-4pm)

Dreamtown Realty - 1567 Maple Ave.
(Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm)

Evanston Games and Cafe - 1610 Maple Ave.
(Tues-Sun, 12-10pm)

First Northern Credit Union - 1705 Sherman Ave.
(Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm - Wed opens at 9:30am; Sat. 9am-12pm) 

Five and Dime - 1026 Davis St.
(Mon-Sat, 11:30-10pm; Sun, 11:30-9pm)

Happy Lemon - 1607 Chicago Ave.
(Sun-Thurs, 12-9pm; Fri-Sat, 12-10pm)

La Cocinita - 1625 Chicago Ave.
(daily 11:30am-8:30pm)

Potbelly's Sandwhich Shop - 630 Davis St.
(daily 9am-10pm)

Pure Barre Evanston - 910 Church St.
(Mon-Thurs, 6am-8:30pm; Fri 6:30-5:30pm; Sat-Sun, 8:30am-12:30pm)

One River School of Art - 1033-35 Davis St.
(Mon. 10am-7pm, Tues. 10 am-8:30pm; Wed 10am-6pm; Thurs 10am-8:30am; Fri Closed; Sat. 9am-4pm; Sun. 10am-3pm)

Title Boxing Club Evanston - 1029 Davis St.
(Mon, 7am-8pm; Tues, 9am-8pm; Wed, 7am-8pm, Thurs, 9am-8pm; Friday, 7am-6pm
Sat & Sun, 9am-1pm)

Wheel and Sprocket - 1027 Davis St.
(Sun-Fri, 11am-7pm; Sat 10am-4pm)

If you are a business interested collecting items at your business please email