Through Jan. 3, Valli Produce International Fresh Market, 1910 Dempster St., is holding a food drive in partnership with WLS-FM and local schools. Donations of non-perishable items can be made at Valli Produce Evanston in the name of participating local schools, which will compete to see who can bring in the most items, with the winning school receiving a $1,000 prize.

All donations made during the Valli Produce Evanston Holiday Food Drive will be given to The Harvest Food Pantry in Evanston. WLS-FM’s Marti Jones will be broadcasting live from Valli Produce Evanston from 5 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 20 to help drive donations. Afterward, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Valli will host a book-signing with Celebrity Chef Fabio Viviani, winner of 2015’s Cutthroat Kitchen, as well as a contestant on Top Chef and Top Chef All Stars.

Valli Produce Evanston customers spending $100 or more will receive a free turkey up to 20 pounds. or a spiral ham up to 10 pounds. This offer is available at the Evanston location only, and while supplies last. It cannot be combined with any other offer and there is a limit of one per customer. Customers must visit to print out the in-store coupon for redemption. This offer expires Jan. 3. More information is available at or 847-866-6100.