Food Resources

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On-Campus Resources

Student Community Dinners

Phone: 217-344-0297 | Email:

Offers freshly cooked meals to UIUC students who struggle with food insecurity.

  • Who: UIUC undergraduate and graduate students.
  • When: Fridays, 5 to 7 p.m. when school is in session.
  • Where: McKinley Foundation / Presby Dining Hall. 809 S 5th St, Champaign. Buzzer entry. Identify yourself as community dinner participant.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. To get SNAP benefits, you must apply in the State in which you currently live and you must meet certain requirements, including resource and income limits. In most cases, once you submit your application, your state agency or local SNAP office will process it and send you a notice telling you whether you are eligible for benefits within 30 days. College students are not eligible for SNAP benefits unless they work at least 20 hours a week or have a child under the age of six.

Learn more about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

For assistance in preparing your application, please consider making an appointment with Abisola Smith, Assistant Director for Basic Needs Coordination at the Student Assistance Center. You can make an appointment by calling 217-333-0050 or via email