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.

UniPlace has served over 10,000 meals to those in the Champaign-Urbana Community since it began.  Each community dinner has approximately 100 participants.  About 400 students from the University of Illinois volunteer at the UniPlace Community Dinner each year. University of Illinois Community Dinner Partners includes; Alpha Phi Omega (APO), Volunteer Illini Project (VIP), and many other student groups. 

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Community Dinner Returns Wed., January 24th, 2018 at 6:00 PM

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Here are the volunteers we need each week:

4 volunteers Wednesday 3:45 pm – 6:15 pm
(food prep & cooking plus final dining hall setup)

4 volunteers Wednesday 5:45pm-7:45 pm
(serving and clean up)

4 volunteers Wednesday 6:45pm-8:15 pm
(final kitchen clean up, pot scrubbing all final cleaning)

4 volunteers Thursday 3:30pm – 4:30pm
(kitchen cleaning, scrubbing, and kitchen recognizing)

 Thank you!

UniPlace Community Dinner is only made possible thanks to our volunteers.  We would like to thank these student groups who partnered with us for the 2017-18 Community Dinner program; Alpha Phi Omega (APO), Volunteer Illini Project, Foundation For International Medical Relief of Children, UniPlace RSO,  and SOCW 461 Professional Practice Seminar course at the University of Illinois.

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Questions?  Reach out to Rev. Christopher Schilling, Minister for Community & Campus Relations at UniPlace Christian Church by emailing clschilling (at)