Eastern Illinois Foodbank

Produce & Bread Market Volunteers

We hold these distributions to reduce the inventory of perishable product in our warehouse. We have been lucky to receive larger quantities of this product however it needs to be distributed quickly. Volunteers are needed to set up the food distribution area, distribute food, "shop" with recipients to select products, help recipients carry product to their cars, and clean up after distribution is complete. This volunteer project requires volunteers to lift, bend and stand during distribution preparation and throughout the distribution period. A sensitivity of working with vulnerable clients and respect for all is requested. Our ultimate goal is to create an environment where people are comfortable enough to accept help.

All volunteers are asked to arrive at 3:30 pm. The distributions will wrap up around 6:30 pm. 

All Market distributions are held on Mondays at our facility located at 2405 N. Shore Dr., Urbana, IL 61802. 

Please be sure you have filled out our volunteer registration form before attending any volunteer opportunity.

Volunteers must be at least 10 years old to repack. Children 10-13 years old must be accompanied by an adult (1 adult per child).


  • Proper attire for volunteer activities: t-shirts, sweatshirts, jeans, shorts and closed-toe shoes. Volunteers wearing sandals, flip flops or other open-toes shoes will not be allowed to participate in volunteer activities. All distributions are held rain or shine!
  • Please arrive on time. Explaining instructions to one full group is easier on us and expedites the set up process allowing for distribution to happen on time and in an efficient manner. Volunteers must provide their own transportation to and from the distribution site. Please park away from the main entrance.
  • We heavily depend on volunteers to make our distributions a success so if you can't attend please delete your sign up through SignUpGenius.


By registering for this activity you are also agreeing to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank's liability agreement:

  • Injury 
    I hereby accept and assume full responsibility for any injury I might suffer while volunteering at Eastern Illinois Foodbank of Urbana, Illinois. I also give permission to Foodbank staff to seek treatment in case of injury and to take other action should medical emergency arise. I waive and release my right for damages. Injury for Minors: I give permission to the Foodbank staff to seek treatment in case of injury to my son/daughter and allow them to take other action should medical emergency arise. I waive and release my right for damages.

  • Likeness Agreement
    I grant to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank, its representatives and employees the right to take photographs of me and my property in connection with my volunteer service at the Eastern Illinois Foodbank. I authorize the Eastern Illinois Foodbank, its assigns and transferees to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically. I agree that the Eastern Illinois Foodbank may use such photographs of me with or without my name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content.

  • Policies

By signing up, I verify that I have read and agree to the policies in this form.


If you are interested in additional volunteer opportunities, please check out our website here. 

Date: 12/10/2018 (Mon.)

Time: 3:30pm - 6:30pm CST

Location: Eastern Illinois Foodbank, 2405 North Shore Drive, Urbana, IL 61802

Created by:   Eastern Illinois Foodbank
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