Join hands

to fight hunger

Awais Vaid

Public Relations Coordinator

Awais dreams of traveling the world someday. He is the Director of Planning and Research and Epidemiologist at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Friends of Champaign County
Food pantry

A Local Muslim Community Initiative


We are located at 

CUPHD, 201 West Kenyon Road, Champaign, IL 61820.

Our Food distribution  hours are :

Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm

Food bags are distributed on Thursday from 1 pm to 3 pm

Atif Irfan

Atif loves to spend his free time fishing with his son. He works for the University of Illinois Foundation

our leadership team

Muhammad Saqib Khattak
Logistics Coordinator

Saqib is passionate about outdoor photography. He is an Electrical Engineer with ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft

Zaheeda Darvesh
Communications Coordinator

Zaheeda is an Evaluation Specialist for Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign- Extension


To fill the food gap by providing nutritious food to the under-served families of Champaign County and its surrounding areas.

Neelma Zafar
Distribution Coordinator

Neelma loves to learn new things, spend time with her family and volunteer

Mino Roghani
Outreach Coordinator

Mino loves to travel, explore new places and always thinks about giving back to the community

Henna Muzaffar
Outreach Coordinator

Henna's passions are traveling and spending time with her family. She works for the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois


Volunteer support is crucial to the functioning of the food pantry!

To learn more about various volunteering opportunities, email us at