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iHelp receives SSC funding

Posted by Cathy Liebowitz on December 20, 2017

iHelp is the fall campus day of service where over 1,500 students volunteer in various service projects in the Urbana-Champaign community. One of the service projects is a community food drive. Food drive bags and flyers are distributed to houses in Urbana requesting nonperishable food items for volunteers to collect. The collected food is then donated to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank. Last year, iHelp donated 4,114 pounds of food, equating to 3,428 meals. This funding purchases reusable bags that allow community members to donate food and student volunteers to easily collect donations. Through this initiative, UIUC can show the community its commitment to both sustainability and community engagement.

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