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Feed’em Soup, Barbed Wire Betties to hold Mexican food fundraiser

By Northern Star staff | March 9, 2016

Feed'em Soup Community Project and the Barbed Wire Betties will hold a community fundraiser 6 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Post #66, 1204 S. Fourth St.The fundraiser will include Mexican food for purchase, provided by Feed'em Soup. The fundraiser...

Feed’em Soup needs $35K to prevent closure

By Alexander Chettiath | March 3, 2016

Feed’em Soup Community Project is searching for $35,000 in funds and donations to reduce the possibility of closure.Feed’em Soup, 251 E. Lincoln Highway, offers buffet-style food services free of charge to the public. It also hosts a pop-up food pantry...

DeKalb residents line up outside of Feed’em Soup, 122 S. First St., Sept. 9, 2014, to receive food donations. 

Free meals to be provided on Thanksgiving

By Northern Star staff | November 11, 2015

Homemade Thanksgiving meals will be available to low income families, those in shelters and students who will remain on campus for the holiday.New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and Feed’em Soup will provide Thanksgiving meals 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and...

Feed’em Soup holds pasta bar to benefit tornado victims

By Northern Star staff | April 13, 2015

Feed’em Soup will hold an all-you-can-eat pasta bar 4-8 p.m. Thursday to Sunday to benefit victims of Thursday’s tornado.The pasta bar will be held at Feed’em Soup’s new location, 251 E. Lincoln Highway. All proceeds will go to the Kirkland Community...

Guide: Where and how to donate to tornado victims

By Northern Star staff | April 10, 2015

Two people were left dead and at least 11 injured after tornadoes swept through northern Illinois on Thursday.Donations for the tornado victims are being accepted throughout the area. Look below for a complete guide for how and where you can donate:DeKalbDeKalb...

Glidden Homestead to hold 7th annual Divas Dish

By Northern Star staff | March 30, 2015

The Glidden Homestead will hold the seventh Divas Dish fundraiser 5:30-8 p.m. April 25 at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center.The event will feature food tastings from more than 18 local chefs and a silent auction. The Glidden Homestead and Feed’em...

Madison Barstatis enjoys her meal Wednesday at Feedem Soup, 122 S. First St.

Feed’em Soup moving to Lincoln Highway

By Northern Star staff | March 24, 2015

Feed’em Soup will move to 251 E. Lincoln Highway next month.Feed’em Soup, which provides free and cheap food to the community, faces high heating and cooling costs at its current location, 122 S. First St., according to a news release from the group....

Feed’em Soup Clothing Closet closed until it finds location

By Northern Star staff | March 19, 2015

The Feed’em Soup Clothing Closet is closed until the organization can find a building within four blocks of its new headquarters at 251 E. Lincoln Highway.Feede’m Soup, located at 122 S. First St., provides free meals four days a week: 5–7 p.m....

Students: Don’t volunteer for causes only for resume

By Marilou Terrones | November 18, 2014

While community service is beneficial for gaining experience, students shouldn’t volunteer unless they’re passionate about the issue they’re supporting.From last Saturday through Sunday, participants in National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness...

DeKalb residents line up outside of Feed’em Soup, 122 S. First St., Sept. 9, 2014, to receive food donations. 

Feed’em Soup still in debt, but getting help

By Linda Loya | September 24, 2014

Feed’em Soup is still struggling to make ends meet, but it will use fundraisers and student help to pay off its debt, according to its executive director.In April, the community service project, which feeds community members in need at a reduced cost,...

Garden’s harvest feeds needy

By Keith Hernandez | September 8, 2014

Volunteers of the Communiversity Gardens on the east side of Anderson Hall are planting cold weather crops that will go to those in need throughout the fall.Students, faculty and community members have planted spinach, lettuce and broccoli, among other...

Music show asks for supplies, bands

By Northern Star Staff | July 13, 2014

The Country Music Show is having its sixth annual outing on July 20.Brian Adams of B95 Radio will be the master of ceremonies of the event, which runs from 1:30 to 5 p.m., at Feed’em Soup, 122 S. First St.Live bands will be playing country, bluegrass...