What is Fall Into Giving?
This fall, as we enjoy the crisp autumn weather, colorful leaves, apple cider and football, we're reminded that we have so much for which to be grateful. It is that spirit of thankfulness that urges us to give back to others. Fall Into Giving is Eastern Illinois Foodbank's fall giving campaign leading up to Giving Tuesday on December 3.
Fall Into Giving is an opportunity for our community to come together this season to change lives for families across eastern Illinois. There are many ways for individuals and organizations to get involved!
Ways to Get Involved
Give Online: Donate online! Every $1 donated is equivalent to 5 meals.
Host a Food/Fund Drive: Hold a food and/or funds drive at any time during the month of November. All drives will culminate on December 3 - Giving Tuesday. We hope that you will join us in an effort to give back and provide the gift of hope to hungry neighbors in our community.
Tackle Hunger: EIF is teaming up with WCIA to tackle hunger this football season! August 29 through October 25, WCIA will feature a high school football Game of the Week. The week leading up to the game, each school will hold a food and/or fund drive and fans can also support their school by donating online. Whichever school raises the most meals will win!
Volunteer: EIF will be hosting the following special Food Repacks during Fall Into Giving:
- September 27 - Operation Orange: EIF's only 12-hour food repack! From 8am to 8pm, Operation Orange is part of Hunger Action Month and will also feature a Kids' Zone and food catered by area restaurants! Click here to register.
- November 14 - Do Good Date Night: Repackage food and then enjoy a happy hour in EIF's warehouse! Wine and appetizers will be served. Registration coming soon!
- December 2 - Giving Tuesday Eve: Join us for a late night repack from 7pm - 9pm as we ring in Giving Tuesday! Registration coming soon!
- December 3 - Giving Tuesday Repack: Kick off Giving Tuesday with EIF as we host an early-morning repack from 7am-9am. Registration coming soon!