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Huskie Food Pantry

Huskie Food Pantry is now open! Every Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Visit to review our limited closure dates.

The Huskie Food Pantry provides free food to NIU students who have found themselves in a circumstance where access to healthy food, or food in general, is inconsistent. Our motto is “take what you need” with the intent that students will be able to supplement their current food selection with a variety of foods that encourage healthy eating habits.

To be eligible to use the Huskie Food Pantry, you must be an NIU student without an NIU meal plan. All students must bring their NIU OneCard to gain access to pantry items.

The Huskie Food Pantry is currently open every Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m., excluding the dates listed under our Hours of Operation.

Huskie Food Pantry Eligibility Requirements:

All who utilize the Huskie Food Pantry must meet these requirements:

  • Currently enrolled NIU student
  • NIU OneCard
  • Do not have an NIU meal plan

We also ask that, those who are able, bring re-usable bags to shop with.

Huskie Hunger Campaign

The Huskie Food Pantry is proud to announce that it will be hosting its first student giving campaign from Monday, March 20, 2017 through Friday, March 31, 2017. The goal of the Huskie Hunger Campaign is to target NIU’s student population in hopes of raising $500 for the Huskie Food Pantry. The money we receive during this 11-day span will help cover pantry operation costs, as well as funding for upcoming projects. As always, we thank you for your continued support in alleviating food insecurity across the campus of Northern Illinois University.

Media Outlet Policies

We are excited to share our mission with the community! However, please be sure contact us in advance of your visit to discuss your interest in featuring the Huskie Food Pantry. All interested in taking photos of those who use the pantry are required to ask each person, individually, for their permission to do so. No pictures shall be taken without the subject’s explicit permission. All media outlets who show up to the pantry without advance notice will be asked to reschedule their visit for another time.

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Contact Us

Huskie Food Pantry
Located in the Chick Evans Field House on the south side of the building, across from Graham and Gabel halls.


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