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Fall break events in Urbana-Champaign that help community, others

Champaign-Urbana citizens gather in the Urbana High School’s cafeteria during the 2013 Annual Thanksgiving Dinner.
November 20, 2014

For many students, Thanksgiving Break means taking a bus, driving or flying home to see family and friends.  However, that doesn’t mean there is any shortage of things to do for those who stay at the...

Local organizations partner with schools to reduce waste in lunchrooms, offer meals to homeless

Cliff Maduzia packages excess food from Unit 4's Central High School's lunches to bring to the TIMES Center. Maduzia is a volunteer for the Susan Freiburg Memorial Food Surplus program, which provides meals to the homeless.
November 10, 2014

When Cliff Maduzia walks through the hallways of Westview Elementary School in Champaign each day with large, empty containers in tow, faculty, staff and students know what he’s there to do. “Hi, Cliff,”...

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