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Local Area Resources:

Jubilee Cafe CUCC

Hungry? Short on cash? Come and eat! Mondays 5-6:30 pm at Community UCC, 805 S. 6th St., Champaign.

Email: jubilee.cafe@community.ucc.org, Facebook & Twitter: @jubileecafecucc

Wesley Food Pantry

  • Wesley Student Center at Green and Goodwin in Urbana
  • Every Thursday, 5pm to 7pm
  • No parking available before 5pm
  • STUDENT ONLY HOURS: 1st Monday of the Month from 4:00 pm to 6:00pm; student ID required.

Canteen Run

The Canteen Run goes out every week all year round on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. It goes from 6:30 pm to about 9:00 pm each weeknight, and about 3:00-5:00 pm on Sundays. Each time out, the truck usually visits the following places: MTD Illinois Terminal Scott Park/Boneyard Champaign Public Library Urbana Public Library

Newman Shares

Open 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesdays 5pm-7pm
Inside Newman Hall
604 E. Armory Ave. Champaign, IL 61801
Serving U of I & Parkland Students

Restoration Urban Ministries

Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10am-1pm
1213 Parkland Court   Champaign, IL 61821
Serving Champaign County

Salvation Army

Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-4pm / Tuesdays 9 am – 5 pm
2212 North Market Street   Champaign, IL 61824
Serving Champaign County

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen

Lunch served 7 days a week 11 am – 12:30 pm
116 N First Street, Champaign, IL 61820
Serving Champaign County

Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal

Monday-Friday 9am-10am (until take out sacks are gone)
208 W University Ave Champaign, IL 61820
Serving Champaign County

Friends of Champaign County

(located inside Champaign-Urbana Public Health District)
Open Thursday 1-3pm
201 West Kenyon Road Champaign, IL 61820

Grace Lutheran Church

Open Thursday 10am-12pm
313 S. Prospect Ave Champaign, IL 61820
Serving Champaign County

OIIR Lunch on Us 

12-1pm, Monday-Friday

Location changes between cultural centers each day,  so please look at the website.

Join OIIR every weekday for a noontime discussion, and learn something new. Featuring speakers, panels, and resources at the University of Illinois, all lunches introduce you to the cultures, histories, and societal issues that the diverse communities of our campus face. Programs take place from noon to 1 pm. Lunches are paid for in part by the Student Cultural Programming Fee.

St. Luke CME Food Pantry

Open 3rd Saturday 10am-12pm
809 5th Street  Champaign, IL 61820
Serving Champaign County

UniPlace Community Dinner

(217) 352-5118

403 S Wright St, Champaign, IL 61820

Wednesdays, 6-7pm

Since 2012, UniPlace Christian Church has hosted a free community dinner for those in the Champaign-Urbana community. Every Wednesday during the University of Illinois academic school year, students at the university volunteer in the UniPlace Christian Church kitchen where they serve free meals to those who live in the Champaign-Urbana community.


The Vineyard Food Pantry

Open Wednesdays 10am-12pm, & 5pm-6pm
Inside Hope Center
1802 N. Lincoln  Urbana, IL 61801
Serving Champaign County

Stone Creek Food Pantry

Open Mondays 10:30am-1pm
*will be closed Monday, August 7, September 4, October 9, November 27 and December 25**
Inside Grace and Quest Church Bldg.
2004 Philo Road  Urbana, IL 61801
Serving Champaign, Urbana, Rantoul and surrounding areas


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