for the University of Illinois Community

Hope Center Food Pantry


Wednesdays, 10am - 12pm and 5 - 6pm

The Hope Center exists to be a place where people may encounter Jesus’ love and transforming power in their lives while meeting basic needs and offering long term solutions to empower people towards a more stable future.

The free Food Pantry is available to meet the basic needs of Champaign County residents. Individuals and families may visit the market once a week to receive groceries free of charge. No ID or pre-appointment is required. Services are available by drive-through or walk up.

The Little Free Food Pantry

Our Drive-Thru Food Pantry is open on Wednesdays to serve our community, but we know that everyone may not be able to make it during these regular hours. So in order to extend our reach and impact more people, the Hope Center team created the Little Free Food Pantry, located in front of our Hope Center building, open 24/7. The idea is simple: "Take what you need, give what you can. All will be blessed."

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