Wesley Evening Food Pantry and Wesley Pantry at Parkland

Volunteer Opportunities

Welcome to the Food Pantry Volunteer Signup page! Please verify the location of your volunteer shift before signing up. Always wear closed-toed shoes in the pantry.

If you're group would like to volunteer, please have each member sign up individually. It is important to us for each volunteer slot to be filled to enable a smooth distribution. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator to make further arrangements if you are not able to sign up individually.

Direct any questions to the Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected]


Wesley Evening Pantry: 

Location: Wesley United Methodist Church 1203 W Green St  Urbana, IL 61801 


Food Distribution:

  • No group sign-ups. Please have each member of your group sign-up individually.
  • Sign in at Volunteer room (Choir room).
  • The shifts overlap to make sure there are no gaps between shifts. Feel free to sign-up for multiple shifts.
  • Do not park in the Wesley parking lot.  Please park at the meters before 5 PM.  After 5 PM UIUC staff lots across from/near Krannert, ISR, and Chemistry Annex are available.
  • Please wear closed-toe shoes and appropriate clothing.
  • If you would like to bring your child 13 or younger to volunteer, please contact us beforehand. 

Truck Unload/Set-up/Clean-up:

  • Please wear closed-toe shoes and appropriate clothing (including coat, hat, gloves).
  • Must be high school or older.
  • No group sign-ups.
  • No prior orientation needed. 
  • Must be able to lift cases of canned goods. 

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Wesley Pantry at Parkland: 

Location: 2400 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, IL 61821 (Rm. M138). See map


Food Distribution:

  • Please arrive on time.
  • Sign in at Rm M138, located just to the north of the Planetarium. Parking available in Lot M-1.
  • No group sign-ups
  • Please wear closed-toe shoes and appropriate clothing.
  • Most tasks require lifting.
  • High school or older.

Truck Unload/Set-up/Clean-up:

  • Please wear closed-toe shoes and appropriate clothing (including coat, hat, gloves).
  • Must be high school or older.
  • No group sign-ups.
  • No prior orientation needed. 
  • Must be able to lift cases of canned goods. 

 

Created by:   Volunteer Coordinator
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (CDT) Available Slot
06/19/2018 (Tue.) Parkland Pantry Garden  5:00pm - 6:00pm  

Garden upkeep (4)

Join us in weeding and harvesting the Parkland Garden Plot. Meet in the garden area next to Lot W2, across the street from the Parkland Pantry. Bring your own garden gloves. If temperatures over 90 are expected, we will not meet.

 
06/20/2018 (Wed.) Rm. M138, PARKLAND  10:30am - 1:00am  

Food Distribution - Parkland Pantry (6)

No prior orientation required. Located in Parkland Room M-138. Enter from parking lot M-1 handicapped parking area.

 
2 of 6 slots filled
Cindy Doyle
Bob Douglas
Ikenberry Dining Hall  2:30pm - 4:30pm  

Food Repackaging (3)

Opportunity for UofI students only, please meet at the swipe-in location inside, volunteers will help Project 4 Less repackage meals for distribution at Wesley. Please wear long pants and closed toed shoes, hairnets and gloves will be provided.

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Manasi Baheti
Danish Majid
06/21/2018 (Thu.) Rm. 50, WESLEY  4:30pm - 7:00pm  

Food Distribution-- Wesley Evening Pantry (15)

Enter through the parking lot doors and meet downstairs in Rm. 50

 
9 of 15 slots filled
Hamid Raza
Stacey Roux
Joshua Scott
Caroline Phelps
Manasi Baheti
Danish Majid
Mariam Arif
Janet de Jong
Shane Varghese
06/26/2018 (Tue.) Parking Lot Doors, WESLEY  2:30pm - 4:00pm  

Food Setup/Truck Unload (6)

Must be able to lift cases of food.

 
3 of 6 slots filled
Tim Ellis
Danish Majid
Julian Barbieri
Parkland Pantry Garden  6:30pm - 7:30pm  

Garden upkeep (4)

Join us in weeding and harvesting the Parkland Garden Plot. Meet in the garden area next to Lot W2, across the street from the Parkland Pantry. Bring your own garden gloves. If temperatures over 90 are expected, we will not meet.

 
1 of 4 slots filled
Danish Majid
06/27/2018 (Wed.) Rm. M138, PARKLAND  10:30am - 1:00pm  

Food Distribution - Parkland Pantry (6)

No prior orientation required. Located in Parkland Room M-138. Enter from parking lot M-1 handicapped parking area.

 
3 of 6 slots filled
Cindy Doyle
Bob Douglas
Julian Barbieri
06/28/2018 (Thu.) Rm. 50, WESLEY  4:30pm - 7:00pm  

Food Distribution-- Wesley Evening Pantry (15)

Enter through the parking lot doors and meet downstairs in Rm. 50

 
9 of 15 slots filled
Tonisha Thacker
Danish Majid
Shane Varghese
Manasi Baheti
Devangana Rana
Fatima Husain (3)
with Juan (spanish speaker) and Naser (15 yrs)
Lauren Pritz
07/05/2018 (Thu.) Rm. 50, WESLEY   4:30pm - 7:00pm  

Food Distribution-- Wesley Evening Pantry (15)

Enter through the parking lot doors and meet downstairs in Rm. 50

 
3 of 15 slots filled
Danish Majid
Shane Varghese
Manasi Baheti
07/07/2018 (Sat.) Rm M138, PARKLAND  9:30am - 12:00pm  

Food Distribution - Parkland Pantry (6)

No prior orientation required. Located in Parkland Room M-138. Enter from parking lot M-1 handicapped parking area.

 
07/09/2018 (Mon.) Rm. 50, WESLEY  3:30pm - 5:00pm  

Food Setup/Truck Unload (6)

Must be able to lift cases of food.

 
2 of 6 slots filled
Danish Majid
Manasi Baheti


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