Support the Huskie Food Pantry
Aligning with Northern Illinois University's values of promoting personal, professional, and intellectual growth, the Huskie Food Pantry’s vision is to increase the opportunity for all NIU students to thrive by providing access to a sustainable, supplemental source of healthful food options and auxiliary resources.
With aid from the DeKalb, Sycamore and NIU communities, we provide exceptional student-to-student support — in a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere where students have the opportunity to obtain quality foods and resources to alleviate hunger and the associated stresses. We strive to empower students to learn from one another through genuine conversations, volunteer work and leadership opportunities.
The Huskie Food Pantry is fully supported by the generous financial donations, pre-planned food drives and volunteer efforts from our Huskie Family. We use all financial donations to directly purchase food and personal supplies for our students in conjunction with our partners at the Northern Illinois Food Bank. The Huskie Food Pantry is open twice a week at the Chick Evans Fieldhouse (Wednesday, 4-5:30 p.m.; Thursday, 4:30-6:30 p.m.) for students to use. This past fall semester nearly 511 unique students used the Huskie Food Pantry over the course of 32 openings.
From Our Students
"The pantry at its core illustrates the power of community. From a student leader’s perspective, I am able to speak with many different clubs, professors, administration, and individual students who take time out of their busy schedules to help fellow students. I also am able to work with an incredible team of student leaders who each bring their unique skills and passion to create a better student experience at NIU." - Emily Larrivee Huskie Food Pantry Student Leadership Team Member
"(The Huskie Food Pantry) made me feel supported through a difficult year." by an anonymous student
"(The Huskie Food Pantry) really helped not to worry about money as much and I know if I’m not able to get food for a bit, I’ll be okay." by an anonymous student