All volunteers are required to be vaccinated for COVID.

Lunch  is served seven days a week at the new home of the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, 116 North First Street, Champaign.

We are unable to accommodate groups for volunteering.

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen is an entirely volunteer-run organization. The requirements for volunteers are:
• Be at least 16 years old to volunteer alone; 14 years old if accompanied by a parent or other adult
• Be able to stand for a minimum of 2 hours
• No prior or current guest of the Daily Bread may be a volunteer
• Daily Bread cannot accept responsibility for validating volunteer hours for any
court-ordered or government-mandated service hours.

 Volunteers are needed to:
-prepare food, serve and clean-up
-pick up donated food and supplies
-sort and organize donated goods
-work on fund-raising projects and other committees

 Lunch Crews
We serve a hot lunch to an average of 200 guests from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. daily.  A different volunteer crew works each day of the week. Our regular volunteers arrive at 9 a.m., depending on the crew. To volunteer for our lunch service, please CLICK HERE. If you have questions, email dbskvolunteering@gmail.com.

Food Pickup
We occasionally need volunteers to pick up food at the Eastern Illinois Food Bank (daytime), various stores, restaurants, and dorms on campus (evenings). The food is brought to the soup kitchen where it is sorted, dated and put away. Volunteers can use their own transportation or the DBSK van. Food pickups occur almost daily, including weekends. If interested, please email dbskvolunteering@gmail.com.

Referral/Assistance Program (RAP) Office Volunteers
Volunteers staff the referral desk one day per week from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Respond to guest inquiries and distribute referral information cards.
For more information e-mail dbskvolunteering@gmail.com.