Bucket Brigade - Champaign-Urbana Mutual Aid

Delivering food and supplies to the doorsteps of those who need it most 

The Bucket Brigade was founded in response to a crisis of food insecurity in the wake of the pandemic. Our mission is to promote food justice by delivering hot meals, packaged food, fresh produce, and other critical resources to households throughout Urbana-Champaign. The Bucket Brigade is supported by a network of community volunteers who affirm the health and dignity of the families we serve. 

This effort is a great community-wide collaboration. With referral support from Cunningham Township Supervisor's Office and grocery from the Food Pantry at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Urbana, we are lucky to work and live in caring community!

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We deliver to anyone in need in Champaign-Urbana. 

email cmf.foodrequests@gmail.com

if you know someone in need!


We continue to serve 20-30 households a week!

Each delivery includes:

4 Bags of Groceries (rice, beans, pasta, produce, milk, eggs, fruit, snacks) This food is purchased, packed, and readied by St. Pats Food Pantry

1 bag of Special Request Items (Culturally-Sensitive foods, household cleaning supplies, hygiene products,  baby supplies, and more) these goods are purchased, packed, and readied by Channing-Murray 

2 or more Ready-Made Meals from the chefs at Red Herring Restaurant (larger families get more meals)