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Autumn Food Drive

The Autumn 2017 Food Drive has concluded! Together we’ve collected a grand total of 409 lbs. (185 kg) of food for hungry families in and around Champaign-Urbana. A very sincere thank you to all participants and to our partner, the Eastern Illinois Foodbank. Each donation (big or small) will help make a real difference in our community!

Please scroll down to get more information about the drive and to see full competition results.

Congratulations to the Harley group for winning both the overall and per-member Food Wars competitions!!! Second and third place go to the Flaherty and Diao groups, respectively. Winners will be recognized at the winter reception.

Raffle winners will be contacted by e-mail to claim their prizes.

Each year the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department hosts a food drive to benefit the Eastern Illinois Foodbank, the primary food source for food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and other programs working to feed the hungry in our area.  In keeping with tradition, the “Food Wars” is a competition between research groups for the chance to win bragging rights and earn the “Food Wars” trophy! In addition, each donation grants entry to a charity raffle with prizes from local restaurants.

All donations benefit the Eastern Illinois Foodbank, working to combat hunger in a 17-county area of eastern Illinois. Champaign County’s poverty rate is greater than 20% and 1 out of 7 individuals in Eastern Illinois struggle with hunger, including 1 in 5 children. Your donation matters! For more information, visit