- Huskie Food Pantry
- Find Help
If you need food assistance outside of the normal pantry hours and during holiday breaks please contact the Center for Student Assistance at email@example.com or 815-753-8300. We will do our best to open the pantry outside of the normal pantry hours in order to accommodate our students' schedules and emergency food needs.
Dec. 23, 2020 - Jan. 3, 2021: Emergency food bags have been prepared for students in need of food during the campus closure period. You may call the NIU Police Department at 815-753-1212 for assistance. Due to COVID-19, we ask that you call first. A staff member on duty will put a bag of food in the lobby prior to your arrival.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a box of food to be picked up at Grace Place.
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Registration is required. You must submit the order three business days before the pick-up date
Friday, 5-6:30 p.m.
Parking is available in the NIU School of Nursing on Normal Road lot.
DeKalb County has three 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
- Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry
- Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry (Aurora, Illinois)
- South Elgin Food Pantry
- Grafton Food Pantry (Huntly, Illinois area)
- Burlington-Hampshire Area Food Pantry
- West Suburban Community Pantry
- Hanover Township Food Pantry
- Milton Township Food Pantry
- Schaumburg Township Food Pantry
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.