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Food donation to Evanston Township High School helps bring nutritious meals to youth

May 7, 2020  4:00pm CT

Produce Alliance and IBJI CARES delivery

ETHS receives a shipment of produce from the Produce Alliance Foundation and IBJI CARES.


The Produce Alliance Foundation and IBJI CARES together donated $5,000 in fruit and vegetables to help feed Evanston youth during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Hundreds of pounds of produce were delivered to Evanston Township High School, where food service staff and volunteers sorted and placed apples, oranges, carrots, lettuce, and cucumbers into individual bags to be distributed to 1,600 families this week.   


“This delivery comes at a critical time for people in Evanston struggling during this pandemic,” said Kelly Diaz, assistant director of Nutrition Services at ETHS. “We thank Produce Alliance, IBJI CARES, and all of our food service staff and volunteers who helped get this nutritious food into the hands of many families in need.”


The Produce Alliance Foundation is a 501(c)3 comprised of monetary efforts and/or supplies donated to a collective foundation for the purpose of contributing to charitable causes.


IBJI CARES is the philanthropic arm of the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, and it empowers employees and patients to promote the benefits of wellness, healthy movement and positive lifestyles with neighbors near and far.