Welcome to the Evanston Vineyard Food Pantry!


Please visit us on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm


Please read the following information in preparation for visiting the food pantry:
  • Photo ID (Illinois resident) or GCFD ID cards required for patrons and for proxy pick-ups. Download proxy form here.
  • One visit per household per date.
  • Two visits per month per household/same address.
  • Wearing of masks is encouraged.
  • Personal shoppers will gladly bag choice items for patrons.



If you’re interested in signing up to volunteer at the food pantry, we’d love to have you!


Click here to sign up.



We prefer that donations be dropped off on Wednesdays, 10:00am–Noon at the food pantry door. Or if that is not convenient, donations can be made Tuesday–Friday, 10:00am–3:00pm. Please make sure donations are given to church staff and not left outside. (Any food left outside, unattended must be thrown away due to violation of food safety protocols.)

Our preferred items are:

  • Cold cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Crackers
  • Canned Fruit or Vegetables
  • Canned tomatoes or spaghetti sauce
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Dried or canned beans
  • Chili, soup or stew
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Tuna
  • Baby food or formula
  • Please, no expired items, items in glass, warehouse size items, or junk food.


Interested in volunteering? Click here!

Any other questions? Please contact us.

We distribute bagged groceries to families in need. We opened in January 2005 serving 3-5 families a week. Our ministry has grown and we now serve 200-250 families each week. The Food Pantry serves anyone who needs to make ends meet.


Interested in volunteering or have questions?

Please contact us.

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