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‘Community & Campus Day of Service’ builds relationships while fighting hunger

Volunteers help work the packaging lines for Illini Fighting Hunger. The organization is preparing to package 148,000 meal for Saturday's Community & Campus Day of Service.

By Emily Scott

April 9, 2015

Packaging 148,000 meals in one day — or one thousand for every year that the University has served the public — is no small task. But that’s the goal, and it takes a lot of organization, time, money and hard-working volunteers: the key ingredients to this Saturday’s third annual “Community &...

Local garden cultivates community values

The Randolph Street Community Garden, on the corner of Randolph St. and Beardsley Ave., is a local volunteer-staffed garden where community members can come and grow their own produce. 

November 6, 2013

The produce grown in the Randolph Street Community Garden has special powers. The produce may look like regular fruits and vegetables, but these crops have the ability to bring together an entire community, dissolve social barriers, and feed the disadvantaged in a space that is less than a half-acre of la...