PROJECT 4 LESS IS A REGISTERED STUDENT ORGANIZATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
Project 4 Less strives to fight food insecurity within our local community. Student dining halls can create incredible amounts of food waste which is normally just thrown away, thereby wasting energy, time, manpower, resources, and money. Simultaneously, Urbana-Champaign has the largest percentage of food insecure households in the entire state of Illinois—people who don’t always know where they’ll find their next meal. Our organization bridges the gap between these two issues by recovering leftover food from student dining halls and redistributing it to members of the CU community who are in need.
WHAT WE DO
Project 4 Less is a registered student organization that redirects food waste back to the table. Every week, volunteers set off to dining halls and package/transport fully cooked meals that didn't have a chance to be served. We then bring them to places where meals can be served or distributed for free!