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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...

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...

Becky Mascal, of DeKalb, organizes donated goods at the Barb Food Mart in Huntley Middle School in DeKalb. The Barb Food Mart, which is partnered with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, is open from 4:30 to 6 p.m. every Thursday.

Locals to battle hunger

By Zachary Klehm | September 14, 2017

DeKALB — The Northern Illinois Food Bank kicks off its Go Orange Day campaign this month to help raise awareness of the hunger crisis facing the state, including the county of DeKalb.Go Orange Day is Thursday, and all are encouraged to wear orange in...

The Huskie Food Pantry gets vegetables from the DeKalb County Community Gardens.

Huskie Food Pantry looks for sustainability

By Kristen Lookingland | October 3, 2016

DeKALB | Huskie Food Pantry officials are discussing plans to raise financial stability and implement new community service ideas with the Student Involvement and Leadership Development department, the pantry’s advisory committee and NIU.Finding sustainable...

Alumna Elizabeth Justice collects rotten tomatoes to be used as compost Oct. 5 at the NIU Communiversity Gardens on the east side of Anderson Hall. 

Panel discussion brings Hunger Action Month to close

By Northern Star staff | September 29, 2015

A panel discussion about hunger need will be held as a part of Hunger Action Month on Wednesday. The discussion, Think Global. Act Local: Hunger Action Month, will be presented by NIU and the Northern Illinois Food Bank to present 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in...

Stop inflammation with healthy diet

Fit Facts: Avoid malnutrition by using supplementation

By Blake Glosson | October 22, 2014

While hunger is a problem in the world, undernourishment poses a similar threat that also needs to be addressed.Whether you think you might be at risk for malnutrition or you’re looking for a way to help those in need, this issue becomes even more pressing...