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Waukegan Free Farmer’s Market



Focus Areas:

  • Hunger Relief
  • Nutrition/Food Education
  • Fresh Food Access

Organization Mission:

To provide families located in a food desert with fresh produce and shelf stable items as well as nutrition and diet information.


We, Trinity AME Church, partner with the Northern Illinois Food Bank who supply food, Waukegan Housing
Authority who provide pickup of food and a housing site, and volunteers to unload food and redistribute
overages at the end of the market day. Trinity provides leadership, volunteers, set up, and distribution of


We are looking to explore collaboration with other area churches.

Volunteer Needs:

We have a core group of volunteers from the church, Eddie Washington Center, Waukegan Housing Authority, and community volunteers. We welcome any others wishing to devote time to our market. Interested parties can contact Joyce Epperson or Barbara Gordon, co-project leader at 847.872.2616.


Addition Information:


Contact information:

Joyce Epperson, Project Manager
[email protected]
Barwell Manor
561 S. Genesee St.
Waukegan, IL, 60085