A climate action evanston program

Produce Sharing Program

Our Produce Sharing Program helps individual local growers get their excess fresh produce to people in need through Evanston food pantries. This effort improves resiliency by providing access to healthy food for economically vulnerable populations. Click "learn more" to watch the video.

More about what we're doing

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September 8, 2023

Edible Evanston manages a food sharing program where excess produce from Evanston’s community gardeners is collected and distributed to local food pantries. In 2022, over 3000 pounds of food were distributed to three food pantries serving hundreds of families in Evanston. By diverting potential food waste, we not only provide needed nutrition to people, but also help reduce CO2 from food waste and food transport systems.


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You're Needed! Here Are Some Involvement Opportunities

Tour Our Food Forest

Watch for tours of the Food Forest in 2023 in the events list above. In the meantime, you are always welcome to visit on your own.

Take a New Gardener Class

New Gardener education classes will be rolled out throughout the year and class registration for each session will be open to all. They will be included in our above Upcoming Events list!

We have both planning and execution roles for all four of our initiatives: our demonstration food forest, produce sharing program, citywide education, and raised bed gardening.

Support our program by donating to Climate Action Evanston and earmarking your donation to support the Edible Evanston Program. And if you wish you can further earmark your donation to one of our initiatives.