At last year's Community & Campus Day of Service (CCDOS), more than 1,500 volunteers packaged 145,902 meals, which were delivered to Eastern Illinois Foodbank. Additionally, hundreds of volunteers participated in dozens of other volunteer projects across Champaign-Urbana. This year, on Saturday, April 8th, members of the local community and University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students will join forces once again!
Our primary project, The Food Packaging Project, involves packaging at least 150,000 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 on Saturday, April 8th 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. If you would like to help out, please register for a timeslot in advance. Space is limited and this project is very popular!
Visit the CCDOS website to sign up for the Food Packaging Project now! All are welcome (and encouraged!) to participate!