Welcome to Serve Illinois
Jeff Carns was born and raised in Champaign, Illinois. After graduating from Champaign Central High School, he attended the University of Illinois and studied Accountancy. For the last 25 years he’s worked as an accountant for the University of Illinois. In April of 1997 a friend asked Jeff to help out with the local soup kitchen because they were short-handed that week. He continued to volunteer each Saturday and shortly thereafter became the Saturday Crew Chief. When the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen formed, replacing the previous organization in 2009, he assumed responsibility for Sundays as well. Each week-end, in all manner of weather, Daily Bread Soup Kitchen volunteers serve their guests soup, sack lunches, coffee, drinks, etc. from their van. Jeff lives in Champaign with his wife Paula and an assortment of dogs, cats and ducks.