The following student organizations are working on initiatives to fight hunger in our community. If your student group is not listed and you would like to be, please e-mail us at mail ‘at’ illinifightinghunger.org.
Newman Shares, launching fall 2013, is a food pantry servicing University of Illinois and Parkland College students. Unique in the aspect of focusing solely on college students, Newman Shares collaborates with many campus groups, organizations and ministries to help students in need with hunger. This will be done through food drives and other activities.
New Life Volunteering Society (NLVS) is a multifaceted student organization with the goal of providing service to those in need both locally and abroad. We engage in a variety of short-term, long-term, philanthropic, and volunteer abroad opportunities that improve the lives of others while providing our members with a fun and rewarding experience. We participate in a wide range of projects, but are particularly interested in the areas of health and education. We have an inclusive environment that allows our members to connect with students from many different cultural and academic backgrounds.
Illini Food Recovery seeks to help local hunger by matching a surplus with a need. We have partnered with Hendrick catering which provides food for various private certified housing as well as fraternities and sororities. After the dining halls are closed, we come in and collect all the left over food that would otherwise be thrown away. We then transport it to the Daily Bread soup kitchen which then serves it to the hungry. As a chapter of the Food Recovery Program, we hope to make a good example for other schools and hope to better the Champaign-Urbana community.
FeelGood is a non-profit organization dedicated to the sustainable end of world hunger by the selling of grilled cheese sandwiches. We make and sell our sandwiches 4 days a week on the Main Quad. All donations go directly to the Hunger Project which fights world hunger by building up existing villages in third world countries to be self-sustainable, empowered communities in a 6-8 year process. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.