Warehouse Hours
Monday – Thursday: 7am - 4:00pm
Friday: 7 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Eastern Illinois Foodbank is a
501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


YOUR MISSION:  Grab a group of family members, friends or co-workers, and join the Eastern Illinois Foodbank to kick-off Hunger Action Month!

REPORT FOR DUTY ON:  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 (2-hour shifts from 10am-10pm)
2-hour repack shifts will be available from 10am until 10pm.  Individuals and groups (age 10+) of up to 30 volunteers will be repacking bulk product into family size portions to be distributed to more than 160 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other emergency feeding programs across EIF’s 18-county region.  Please note: any volunteer 10-13 year's old must be accompanied by an adult.

KIDS' ZONE (4pm-8pm)
The Kids Zone will be open from 4-8pm for kids age 5-13 (must be accompanied by a parent).  Two 2-hour shifts will be available.  Kids will participate in repacking closed food product (no hairnets or gloves necessary) with a few special super hero guests!  This year, families can also participate in our Pekara Cookie Station.

LOCATION: Repacking will be held at EIF (2405 North Shore Drive, Urbana)

MESS HALL:  Food and drinks will be available to all repackers.  Please note: food is not allowed in the repack room.

GEAR NEEDED:  All volunteers who register by September 8 will be provided official repack gear - an OPERATION ORANGE t-shirt - to wear while repacking.  Please wear closed-toed shoes and remove all jewelry.  To comply with food safety standards any volunteer not wearing closed-toed shoes will not be able to repack.


  • To make sure we don’t go over room capacity, please do not attend a repack without registering first.
  • All repacks MUST wear closed-toed shoes.
  • We heavily depend on volunteers to repack bulk food product so if you register and then can’t attend please remove your name from the SignUp Genius event.
  • If you show any signs of cold, flu or sickness please abstain from repackaging food.
  • If you  have any food allergies please check with Kristen as to what will be repacked.
  • Please arrive to your shift on time. Explaining repack instructions to one full group is easier on us and decreases the likelihood of repackaging/inventory errors.


Thank you to our sponsors!

  • Feeding America
  • Feeding Illinois
  • Feeding Our Kids
  • Fertilizer Dealer Supply
  • Food 4 Kids
  • Supervalu
  • United Way
  • U o I Extension
  • WCIA