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Thanksgiving

Offer time, money to community for holiday

By Jackie Nevarez | November 20, 2013

Thanksgiving is a time to show gratitude, and with just a week until the big feast, students have many opportunities to give back to NIU and the surrounding community.It’s important for students to take the time to look around campus and find volunteering...

Pass/Fail: Costume club gets help from multiple charities, Halloween: clowns, bad costumes, cold weather

By Danny Cozzi | October 20, 2013

Pass: Costume club gets help from multiple charitiesNine-year-old Susana Martin has sparked a community movement to help less fortunate children enjoy Halloween.Her efforts have even caught the attention of Feed’em Soup. An idea as good as this doesn’t...

Garden group hopes to help needy

By James Casey | October 13, 2013

I worry many of us often neglect to learn about the food we eat. Fortunately, DeKalb County Community Gardens is attempting to stop this problem one garden at a time.Food insecurity is how the USDA measures people’s lack of access to nutritional food...

Feed ’em Soup offers seasonal cooking classes

By Northern Star Staff | September 30, 2013

DeKalb | Not only does Feed ’em Soup help the community — now it’s offering cooking classes.Feed ’em Soup in partnership with Kiswaukee College will offer six culinary classes beginning Thursday. The classes will be taught by chef Alex Smith,...

Cops talk zombies, police work with local children

Cops talk zombies, police work with local children

By Alan Kozeluh | September 11, 2013

“If you ever see a zombie in your house, you call me on 911,” said Chad McNett, the DeKalb Police Department’s community relations officer, to one of the children who had come to hear him talk. “But it has to be a real zombie. It has to be an...

Feed ’em Soup to host spaghetti fundraiser

By Lupe Lopez | April 3, 2013

Feed ’em Soup will host its second all-you-can-eat spaghetti fundraiser Friday at its headquarters, 122 S. First St. on Friday. Feed ’em Soup is a privately funded community project. Its mission is to empower the community by providing meals to DeKalb...

Feed ’em Soup to host spaghetti fundraiser

By Lupe Lopez | April 1, 2013

Feed ‘em Soup will host its second all-you-can-eat spaghetti fundraiser Friday at it’s headquarters, 122 S. First St. Feed ’em Soup is a privately funded community project. Its mission is to empower the community by providing all-you-can-eat meals...

D-428 school board candidates to meet with the community

By Ali Combs | April 1, 2013

Feed ’em Soup is hosting Meet Your School Board Candidates today to give citizens an opportunity to learn more about the five individuals running for a District 428 school board seat. DeKalb County Clerk John Acardo said there will be three seats vacated...

Local law firm hosting winter clothing drive

By Northern Star Staff | October 29, 2012

Foster and Buick Law firm are holding a winter clothing drive. The last day to donate winter clothes to the Foster and Buick Law Firm for their winter clothing drive is Friday. Firm administrator Tracey Gallegos said the firm wants coats, hats, mittens,...

Feed ’em Soup hosts community meals

By ALAN KOZELUH | September 24, 2012

Feed ’em Soup, 122 S. First St., will hold a free community meal from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The charity will serve meatloaf, corn casserole and mashed potatoes to all attendees, according to its website. The food is free, but the meal isn’t only...

Flash mob aims to raise awareness for Feed ’em Soup

By Kelly Bauer | April 29, 2012

Friday was thriller night. Or day, seeing as how Feed ’em Soup’s flash mob took place at 10:50 a.m. in the MLK Commons. About 10 students danced to various Michael Jackson songs, including “Thriller,” as part of an awareness event for the organization....

Feed ’em Soup, APO, PRSSA to host week-long event

By Felix Sarver | April 23, 2012

Feed ’em Soup is sharing its unique services in DeKalb this week. The non-profit community project does not merely put food on the tray and usher people out the door when the service is over, said Derek Gibbs, Feed ’em Soup marketing and branding...

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