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100,000 Pounds Challenge

Take the IDHS-Serve Illinois 100,000 Pounds Challenge to Fight Food Insecurity Together!

The IDHS-Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service is excited to announce the 100,000 Pounds Challenge to Fight Food Insecurity.

In celebration of National Volunteer Month, Serve Illinois is proud to support the fight against food insecurity by hosting the challenge to collect 100,000 pounds of food for residents across Illinois within 48 hours.

According to Feeding America, in Illinois alone, 1 in 11 people are facing hunger and 1 in 9 are children. Learn more!

As an organization that is actively working on combatting this social issue, we are reaching out to invite you to help us Fight Food Insecurity Together by collecting 100,000 pounds of food across the state by taking two simple steps:

1. Taking and dispersing the Illinois Fights Food Insecurity Together Pledge.


2. Hosting a “100,000 Pounds: Fight Food Insecurity Together” 48-hour challenge between April 12, 2024, at 12:00 AM to Saturday, April 13, 2024, at 11:59 PM by organizing, collecting, and/or delivering food within your community.

a. If you are interested in fighting food insecurity in your community and are ready to accept the challenge, please fill out the below form.

Once we receive your survey submission, we will follow up with more details.

Disclaimer: As part of accepting the challenge, you confirm that you will provide IDHS-Serve Illinois with a list of volunteers, the number of hours in preparation for this project, and total project volunteer hours.

If you have any questions regarding the 100,000 Pounds Challenge, please reach out to

We look forward to Fighting Food Insecurity Together!

Thank you