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Tom Tumminaro (from left), Suzanna Strangmeier and Jeanne Baxter unload several bags of potatoes. The Huskie Food Pantry requires volunteers to unload, sort and shelf theor donated materials. (Joseph Howerton | Northern Star)

Inside the Huskie Food Pantry

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor | April 28, 2024

The Huskie Food Pantry stands as an institution to distribute food and groceries to those in NIU who need it. Members of NIU's Student Success center give us a tour of bringing food to the pantry to your plate.

Students walk through the pantry on Thursday, Sept. 30th, 2021.

That Time I…volunteered at a food pantry

By Parker Otto | December 21, 2021
Food pantries are a great way to give back to the community, especially around the holidays.

NPHC to host food drive for Huskie Food Pantry

By Northern Star Staff | October 14, 2019

DeKALB — An upcoming event hosted by the National Pan-Hellenic Council aims to give back to the campus by raising funds and donations for the Huskie Food Pantry.The event will take place Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. on the first floor of DuSable Hall,...

Upcoming events: week of Sept. 2

Upcoming events: week of Sept. 2

By Northern Star Staff | September 1, 2019

MondayJonamac Orchard grand opening weekend: Jonamac Orchard will be opening its weekend activities. The corn maze will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and apple picking will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the rest of the season.TuesdayNIU Esports club open...

Donate food to pay off parking tickets

Donate food to pay off parking tickets

By Noah Johnson | August 30, 2019

Parking Services announced their second Food for Fines campaign in a press release for the week of August 26. The proceeds from the campaign will be donated to The Huskie Food Pantry.The campaign will allow NIU community members to pay for one parking...

The Chick Evans Field House stands April 10, 2017.

Two ways to save money this summer

By Northern Star Staff | May 24, 2019

Huskie Food PantryNIU Students can stop by the Huskie Food Pantry to restock on groceries for free.The food pantry stocks different food options each week. It typically has eggs, rice, pasta, meats, soups, vegetables, fruits and snacks available.The pantry...

The NIU Foundation had a campuswide Day of Giving last week. They raised over $760,600.

Foundation succeeds with Day of Giving event

By Kierra Frazier | May 13, 2019

The NIU Foundation had a campuswide Day of Giving last week. They raised over $760,600.

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

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.

University faculty and staff enjoyed food and conversation with colleagues Thursday during the Presidents Holiday Appreciation Gathering in Altgeld Hall.

Freeman hosts President’s Holiday Appreciation Gathering for faculty and staff

By Samanta Echevarria | December 2, 2018

University faculty and staff enjoyed food and conversation with colleagues Thursday during the President's Holiday Appreciation Gathering in Altgeld Hall.

Winter Clothing Drive to accept donations until end of semester

By Northern Star Staff | November 29, 2018

DeKALB — Members of First and Second Year Experience [FYSE] and Student Involvement & Leadership Development [SILD] brought the giving spirit to campus this semester with the Winter Clothing Drive.The Winter Clothing Drive has been open since the...

Freeman and team to host Holiday open house Thursday

By Northern Star Staff | November 29, 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...