Food Pantries/Meal Opportunities

Food is a daily necessity and something everyone has a right to. Here is a list of food opportunities in Champaign County. If applicable, there will be an accessible link to the website by clicking on the highlighted name of the pantry. These various food pantries are divided into the area of location and serve both students and/or the local community.

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

On-Campus Food Opportunities

Wesley Pantry at Parkland College

Every Wednesday 11am – 1pm / 1st and 3rd Saturdays 10am-Noon
Parkland College “M” Building (room M138 across from the Planetarium; park in the M1 lot) 2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL 61821
Serving Champaign County

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

Champaign Food Opportunities

Restoration Urban Ministries

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

Salvation Army Pantry

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

Champaign Church of the Brethren

Call Church Monday -Friday 8am-12pm to schedule appointment
1210 N. Neil Street  Champaign, IL 61820
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

Faith Baptist Church-Champaign

By appointment only – call church to schedule
4601 N. Market Street  Champaign, IL 61822
Serving Champaign-Urbana & surrounding area

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

Jubilee Café CUCC

Open Mondays from 5 to 6:30 pm

805 S. 6th Street Champaign IL, 61820


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. Vincent DePaul-Champaign (Inside Holy Cross Church)

Call Church for an appointment
405 W Clark Street Champaign, IL 61820
Serving Champaign

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.

Windsor Road Christian Church

Open Monday-Thursday 9am-4:30 pm
No appointment necessary
2501 Windsor Road   Champaign, IL 61822
Serving Champaign County

Wesley Pantry at Parkland College

Every Wednesday 11am – 1pm / 1st and 3rd Saturdays 10am-Noon
Parkland College “M” Building (room M138 across from the Planetarium; park in the M1 lot)
2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL 61821
Serving Champaign County


St. Vincent DePaul-Urbana

Open Monday -Thursdays 4:30pm-5pm
**Will be closed August 10 & 14-17,   September 4, November 22 & 23 & December 25 & 26**
Inside St. Patrick Parish Center
708 W Main Street  Urbana, IL 61801
Serving Champaign County

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


Serving Champaign Countymunity Services Center of Northern Champaign County (CSCNCC)

*Will be closed 9/4, 10/9, 11/10, 11/23, 11/24 and 12/25*
Open Monday-Friday 10am-4pm
520 E Wabash, Ste 1 Rantoul, IL 61866
Serving Champaign County

Cultivadores Pantry

Open Monday 6/26, 7/10, 7/24 and 8/7 from 6:30-8pm
555 S Maplewood Dr, Rantoul, IL 61866

Right Hand Food Pantry
@ Grace & Truth Church

*will be closed Saturday 9/23/17*
Open 2nd & 4th Saturdays 10am-12pm
1281 Eater Drive  Rantoul, IL 61866
Serving Rantoul and surrounding areas

Stone Creek Food Pantry—Rantoul

Open last Tuesday of Month 6-8pm
3105 North Maplewood Drive, Rantoul Il
Serving Rantoul and surrounding communities

DIAL 2-1-1 FOR 24/7 INFORMATION AND REFERRAL FOR HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (for phones that won’t connect to 2-1-1 dial 1-888-865-9903)

Here is a comprehensive  list of food banks in Eastern Illinois