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Huskie Food Pantry Emergency To-Go Bags

Students who remain in the DeKalb area and need immediate food assistance can get an emergency food bag from the NIU Department of Police and Public Safety by calling 815-753-1212 to set a pick-up time.

Community Food Pantries

Here is a list of other food pantries located within DeKalb County (Note: Always call to verify before visiting, as many sites close for holidays and other events).

Bethlehem Feed My Sheep
1915 N. First Street
DeKalb, IL 60115

Monday 3-5 p.m.
Thursday 9:30-11:30 a.m.

NOTE: If transportation is a barrier, students may contact to arrange for a box of food to be picked up at Grace Place. 

Northern Illinois Food Bank
Registration Required: 
Must submit order three business days before the pick-up date
Fridays 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Parking lot of the NIU School of Nursing on Normal Road

DeKalb County has 3 different pick-up days/times/locations, including the NIU School of Nursing parking lot.

Additional Food Pantry Locations

Additional food pantries may also be operating in DeKalb during this time. Always call first to make sure they are open.

Food Pantries in Region

Food Pantries Beyond DeKalb

At Feeding America, you can type in your zip code and see a listing of food pantries in your area.


The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families. The USDA Food and Nutrition Service works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits.

Additional Assistance

Students who contact us at the Center for Student Assistance ( or 815-753-8300) can get connected to food assistance through Campus Dining and other local resources. 

Contact Us

Huskie Food Pantry
Chick Evans Field House

Hours of Operation

Thursday, 5-7 p.m.