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Support Local During the Coronavirus: Jenkins Catering

April 16, 2020

In the greater Champaign County area, local businesses aren't just businesses. Our neighbors, family, and friends are all working to keep things as normal as possible amidst the COVID-19 precautions as outlined by the Governor of Illinois and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department. These challenging times serve as a reminder to residents in the greater Champaign County area just how wonderful our local businesses, restaurants, and community truly is. If there's ever a time to embrace #OutsideofOrdinary, it's now.

Jenkins Catering

Like restaurants and businesses, caterers are also working to adjust to COVID-19 regulations and the "new normal." Jenkins Catering is one such company working to take what they do best, gourmet food across various cuisines and styles, and serve customers and the community in the best way they know how. 

One of the first moves Jenkins Catering made was offering a dinner delivery service option to assist families during this time. Delivery fees were waved, and several dinner options made it possible for everyone to be happy at the table. The company's website features comfort food favorites and fun options to make even a night at home memorable.

Likewise, a take and cook meal option offers additional flexibility to families during these trying times. Microwave-safe trays hold the food, and all you have to do is warm to a given time and enjoy. With free delivery to the CU-area, the offering looks to reduce the stress of cooking meals during a time where any relief is welcome. 

Once all is normal again in the greater Champaign County area, Jenkins also looks forward to offering their grill service catering, which is a perfect way to spend a gorgeous spring or summer day. Likewise, the business offers lunches for meetings under 20 as well as weddings and corporate events. For now, they're keeping their focus on serving Champaign-Urbana families in any way they can.

Follow Jenkins Catering on Facebook and Instagram. Have questions for them? Call at (217) 232-1103 or visit their website.


As we see a reduction in business to our area, we continue to encourage the support of our local businesses and the hospitality industry. As of Sunday, March 15, it is state-mandated that bars & restaurants close through April 30. Please note that carry-out and curbside pick-up options are available. We are collecting information on these options and posting them here, but also encourage patrons to follow their favorite spots on social media for updates or call for more information.

We will continue to post updates on our Business Updates and Cancellations page as we receive them, but encourage everyone to take guidelines from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the CDC seriously. 

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