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Reaching Out Locally

The Social Outreach Committee at the Chapel works to ensure funds and volunteer hours are spent reaching out to the wider C-U area in and through the following organizations and others.


Eastern Illinois Food Bank

The Chapel supports and collects food contributions for the Eastern Illinois Foodbank. It is the primary food source for food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and other programs working to feed the hungry in the 18 counties of Eastern Illinois. We invite you to bring food for this important program on the second Sunday of each month.



Daily Bread Soup Kitchen

The Chapel supports the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen which feeds the hungry in the C-U area. Daily Bread serves a hot meal of soup, salad, entree, dessert and beverage to over 200 guests per day. Daily Bread is entirely volunteer run and depends on donations from individuals, businesses and local grants. Chapel members volunteer here.




Courage Connection

The Chapel supports Courage Connection, an organization that provides housing and supportive services to individuals and families who are victims of domestic violence.



Immigrant services of champaign urbana

The Chapel supports Immigrant Services of Champaign Urbana. Their purpose is to extend a welcoming hand to immigrant families who are new to the Champaign-Urbana community. When families face obstacles, ISCU is here to help; ISCU provides them with the tools they need to build a future where their talents and skills will help them fulfill the dreams they had when they first arrived in this country. Since their founding in 2016, ISCU has grown to include the support of over 45 faith-based, university and community groups and hundreds of individuals from across the greater Champaign-Urbana area. Their family liaisons and community guides work with families to determine their needs. Their support includes groceries, health supplies, household goods, baby & toddler items, transportation, and rent and utility assistance. Staff and volunteers also help families navigate to find resources, including securing medical care and available benefits, housing, jobs, English-as-a-Second-Language classes, legal assistance, and more depending on their individual needs.



RACES –  Rape advocacy, counseling, & education services

The Chapel supports RACES. Races is the community-based rape crisis center serving East-Central Illinois. For 45 years, RACES has provided free, confidential services to anyone who has been affected by sexual assault, abuse, or harassment. They also run the local rape crisis hotline that is available 24 hours a day, every day year-round.