The Day of Service was a great success! We came together to package over 151,000 meals for the Eastern Illinois Foodbank and other organizations fighting hunger in our community. Learn more on The Food Packaging Project page.
About the Community & Campus Day of Service
You are invited to be part of the Sixth Annual Community & Campus Day of Service. On Saturday, April 14th, you can join together to package 151,000 ready-to-boil meals that will be delivered to local foodbanks and food pantries to be distributed to families in need throughout eastern Illinois.
151,000 meals is significant this year, as it represents 1,000 meals for each year since the University of Illinois was chartered. It takes hundreds of volunteers to make this worthwhile event possible, so gather your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and fellow students.
You can select the shift of your choice and register today!
Last year was a huge success and over three hours, more than 1,300 volunteers packaged 180,306 meals for the Eastern Illinois Foodbank and Feeding Our Kids. It’s a great way to spend a couple hours on a Saturday morning helping out and making a difference in your community. Here’s more information about the food packaging project!
You can also plan your own community service project and let us know about it!
If you have questions about the Food Packaging Project, you can contact us.
Agencies in search of volunteers for their events can post their opportunities on CUVolunteer.
Check out some footage from last year's food packaging project!
Supporting the Community & Campus Day of Service
If you’d like to support the Community & Campus Day of Service but you can’t be there on the day of the event – or even if you can! – the University and Illini Fighting Hunger need financial support to cover the cost of ingredients used in the meals. We need to raise $8,800 to cover the cost of this year's event! Read more about how your donation is used on our support page.
You can make a tax deductible contribution in the following ways:
You can send a check to:
Illini Fighting Hunger
1203 W Green St
Urbana, IL 61801
Or you can donate via PayPal:
Companies and individuals looking to sponsor the Community & Campus Day of Service and get a little name recognition at the same time can sponsor the Day of Service!
Other Service Projects
If you know of other service projects going on during Volunteer Week, please let us know about them!
This event is made possible through generous support from our partners. Let us know if you're interested in sponsoring!