Food Resources


No one should go hungry.
Food is a daily necessity and something everyone has a right to.

Employee stocking shelf at the Food Assistance & Wellbeing Program Food Pantry

The Hope Center Survey 2021 Report: Basic Needs Insecurity During the Ongoing Pandemic (pdf) found that nearly 30% of students at four-year universities claimed they were food-insecure in the previous 30 days. You are not alone.

Being hungry can affect your academic abilities to be successful and impact your overall wellbeing. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign wants to ensure you have access to nutritious food and assistance to help you solve issues of food insecurity.

There are several resources available to assist you in securing food on and around campus based on your needs and comfort level. These resources are safe and inclusive spaces.


On-Campus Resources

Everybody Eats

Refer to website for dates/locations

Food Assistance and Wellbeing Program

  • Location: Campus Recreation – ARC ground floor
  • Hours: Tuesdays 1-4 pm; Saturdays 2-5 pm

Off-Campus Resources

Canteen Run

  • Location: The Salvation Army, 2212 N. Market St., Champaign, IL 61820
  • Hours: Goes out Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday 6:30-9 pm, 3-5 pm on Sundays
  • Phone: 217-369-9344 (can call for appointment)
  • Email:

Champaign Church of the Brethren

  • Location: 1210 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL 61820
  • Hours: Mondays-Wednesdays and Fridays 8 am-12 pm
  • Phone: 217-356-3852 (call for appointment)

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen

  • Location: 116 N First Street, Champaign, IL 61820
  • Serving: Champaign County
  • Hours: Everyday 11 am–12:30 pm
  • Phone: 217-356-7687
  • Email:

Eastern Illinois Food Bank

Food Pantries in Champaign County. Includes food pantries in towns other than Champaign and Urbana.

Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church

  • Location: 208 West University Ave, Champaign, IL 61820
  • Hours: Mondays-Fridays 9-10 pm (while supplies last)
  • Phone: 217-352-9827

Faith Baptist Church – Champaign

  • Location: 4601 N. Market St., Champaign, IL 61822
  • Hours: Call for appointment
  • Phone: 217-367-9918
  • Email:

Friends of Champaign County

  • Location: 201 West Kenyon Road, Champaign, IL 61820
  • Hours: Thursday Noon-2 pm (drive-up or walk-up)
  • Phone: 217-352-7961

Grace Lutheran Church

  • Location: 313 South Prospect Ave., Champaign, IL 61821
  • Hours: Thursday 10 am-12 pm (drive-up or walk-up)
  • Phone: 217-356-6232

Jubilee Cafe CUCC

New Life Faith Christian Fellowship

  • Location: 1211 Kerr, Urbana, IL 61802
  • Hours: Wednesday 8-8:30pm; Sunday 12-12:30 pm

Newman Shares Food Pantry

  • Location: St. John’s Catholic Newman Center, 604 East Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820
  • Hours: Biweekly on Wednesdays 5-7 pm
  • Phone: 217-344-1266
  • Email:
  • Facebook

Restoration Urban Ministries

  • Location: 1213 Parkland Court, Champaign, IL 61821
  • Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10 am-1 pm

St. Luke C.M.E Food Pantry

  • Location: St Luke C.M.E Church, 809 N. Fifth Street, Champaign, IL, 61820
  • Hours: Third Saturday of each month 10 am-12 pm
  • Phone: 217-356-4922

St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry

  • Location: 708 W. Main Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (distribution in church parking lot)
  • Hours: Mondays and Thursdays 4-5 pm
  • Phone: 217-367-2665
  • Email:

Salvation Army Pantry

  • Location: 2212 North Market St, Champaign, IL 61822
  • Hours: Monday 9 am-4 pm; Tuesday-Friday 9 am-6 pm

Stone Creek Church

  • Location: 2502 S. Race St. Urbana Urbana, IL 61801
  • Hours: Fridays 10:30 am-1 pm
  • Phone: 217-344-5455
  • Facebook

Eat UP: Uniting Pride's Free Food Pantry

  • Location: University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign, IL 61801 in Suite 121
  • Hours: Mondays-Fridays 11 am-3 pm and by appointment
  • Serving: Champaign County
  • Email:

University Place Community Dinner

  • Location: University Place Christian Church, 403 S Wright St, Champaign, IL 61820
  • Hours: Wednesdays 5-6 pm
  • Phone: 217-352-5118
  • Facebook

Vineyard Food Pantry

  • Location: 1802 North Lincoln Ave., Urbana, IL 61801
  • Hours: Wednesday 10 am-12 pm, 5-6 pm (drive-up only)
  • Phone: 217-384-3076

Wesley Food Pantry

  • Location: Wesley United Methodist Church, 1203 West Green Street, ​Urbana, IL 61801
  • Hours: Thursdays 5-7 pm
  • Phone: 217-344-1120


  • Location: Parkland College M-Wing, Roomm M-138, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL 61821
  • Hours: ednesdays 1-3 pm; first and third Saturdays 10 am-12 pm

Windsor Christian Church

  • Location: Windsor Road Christian Church, 2501 W Windsor Road, Champaign, IL 61822
  • Hours: Mondays-Thursdays 9 am-4 pm (by appointment)
  • Phone: 217-359-2122
  • Fax: 217-359-7623

Nutrition & Well-Being Programs

Campus Recreation

McKinley Health Center

  • Phone: 217-333-2700
    (schedule a one-on-one appointment with a dietitian)

University Housing Dining and Catering


Government Assistance Program

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

  • Location: Department of Human Services: Family Community Resource Center
    705 N Country Fair Dr. Champaign, IL
  • Hours: 8:30 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday (except state holidays)
  • Phone: 217-278-5605

SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps, offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. To get SNAP benefits, you must apply in the State in which you currently live and you must meet certain requirements, including resource and income limits. In most cases, once you submit your application, your State agency or local SNAP office will process it and send you a notice telling you whether or not you are eligible for benefits within 30 days. College students are not eligible for SNAP benefits unless they work at least 20 hours a week or have a child under the age of 6.


Need More Help?

Student Assistance Center

  • Location: 300 Turner Student Services Building
    610 E John St, Champaign, IL 61820
  • Phone: 217-333-0050
  • Email:

Student Affairs