About the Community & Campus Day of Service
Last year's Day of Service was a great success! In the course of 3 hours, more than 1,500 volunteers packaged 160,722 meals, which were delivered to Eastern Illinois Foodbank. Additionally, hundreds of volunteers participated in dozens of other projects across Champaign-Urbana. This year, members of the local community and University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students will join forces once again to kick off National Volunteer Week 2016, which will take place from April 10-16. Our primary project, The Food Packaging Project, involves packaging 149,000 meals - one thousand for every year of public engagement since the University was chartered - for local foodbanks to be distributed to needy families in Champaign-Urbana.
Hundreds of volunteers are needed for the food packaging project as well as a number of other projects being planned to benefit the local community. Several volunteer shifts will be available during the day.
Or 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 interested in providing a project for volunteers can contact Darcy Sementi.
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!), we need financial support to cover the cost of the ingredients in the meal. You can make a tax deductible donation 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:
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This event is made possible through generous support from our partners. Let us know if you're interested in sponsoring!