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Youth-led committee to host community outreach event

Youth-led committee to host community outreach event

By Northern Star Staff | October 16, 2019

DeKALB — Youth Engaged in Philanthropy, a program of the DeKalb County Community Foundation, is looking for 10 high school volunteers for its second My Pantry Express food distribution event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the northeast parking lot...

Students plan garden plots Tuesday at the Communiversity Gardens. The gardens are meant to reduce food insecurity in DeKalb, according to DeKalb County Community Gardens Director Dan Kenney.

Garden feeds hungry DeKalb

By Sophia Mullowney | April 24, 2019

DeKALB — The arrival of spring has helped kick the Communiversity Gardens into gear, as students and faculty alike participate in efforts to prepare the gardens for a new growing season.The Communiversity Gardens are situated in four locations: the...

Freeman and team to host Holiday open house Thursday

By Northern Star Staff | November 28, 2018

DeKALB — NIU administrators will be hosting the President’s Holiday Appreciation Gathering, featuring desserts and music by the NIU Jazzlet.The event will take place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Altgeld Auditorium. NIU President Lisa Freeman...

Huskie Food Pantry plans to improve accessibility among students

By Sophia Mullowney | October 7, 2018

DeKALB — The Huskie Food Pantry hopes to improve accessibility for eligible students in the current academic year.Located in various spaces throughout the Chick Evans Field House, the Huskie Food Pantry operates from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays...

Food insecurity movie to be shown at the Egyptian Theatre

By Northern Star Staff | September 19, 2016

“A Place At the Table” will be screened at 7 p.m. on Sept. 20 in the Egyptian Theatre for free toraise awareness about hunger and food insecurity in Dekalb County.The film exhibits the foodinsecurities that both Dekalb and the U.S. experience....

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...

Volunteers, donations help with ‘food insecurity’

By Maria Ahmad | July 1, 2012

School is out for the summer, and while that may mean vacation for some, others are struggling to provide a meal for themselves. Data from Map the Meal Gap shows that DeKalb County had about 4,500 children who were considered “food insecure” in 2010....