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About Huskie Food Pantry

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The Huskie Food Pantry is a source of nutritional food, experiential learning and service for the  NIU community. As a non-profit organization, we rely on the support of our generous donors, volunteers, interns and university partners.

We invite you to join us through volunteering for pantry night, becoming a monetary or food donor and helping us spread the word about our cause on Facebook and Twitter.

Vision and Mission

Our vision is to serve an NIU student population focused on their education and not challenged by their food insecurity.

We provide supplemental support to currently enrolled NIU students without a meal plan who are experiencing food insecurity at no cost to the student. We employ strategies to create a welcoming and inclusive environment in which students can gather the resources needed to alleviate hunger, make healthy food choices and focus more on academic success than meeting their basic needs. We are committed to providing students with experiential learning opportunities which will prepare them for student career success. In this endeavor, we strive to facilitate community to provide these resources and opportunities to NIU students in an environmentally and fiscally sustainable manner.

Our Supporters

The Huskie Food Pantry is able to assist its students through the generous support of local organizations and individuals. Join others who have helped support our cause!

Donor Listing

Groups that have organized food drive

  • NIU Campus Child Care 
  • NIU Campus Recreation 
  • NIU Health Enhancement
  • NIU Disability Resource Center
  • Office of the Vice President, Division of Student Affairs
  • NIU Financial Services 
  • NIU Career Services 
  • NIU Orientation
  • NIU Military Student Services
  • United States Air Force, C-17 Weapon System Management Flight, Scott Air Force Base, IL
  • NIU Prism
  • NIU Counseling & Student Development
  • NIU Honors 
  • Refuge Student Ministry at Immanuel Lutheran Church, DeKalb, IL
  • NIU College of Education - 2014
  • NIU Registration and Records 
  • NIU Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management (Holiday '14 Drive)
  • Northern Prairie Alliance
  • NIU Financial Aid (food and money)
  • NIU Founders Memorial Library (food and money; '14 & '15)
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • NIU Health Services
  • NIU College of Education - 2015
  • NIU Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management (Holiday '15 Drive)

Groups and organizations that have provided assistance

  • REDEEMED Office Furniture of DeKalb, IL
  • Goodwill Industries of DeKalb, IL
  • NIU Career Services 
  • NIU Student Association
  • NIU Student Association volunteer workers
  • Collins Dental Group of DeKalb, IL
  • NIU Center for Governmental Studies 
  • Northern Illinois Food Bank
  • HyVee Food Store of DeKalb, IL
  • Empty Bowls Project; NIU Student Ceramics Association, NIU Student Dietetics Association, and Bread for the World student organization of the NIU School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences
  • NIU C.A.U.S.E. 
  • Mayfield Congregational Church
  • Lowe's Regional Distribution Center of Rockford, IL
  • Wal-Mart
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church of DeKalb, IL
  • Northeast Conference Chapter of the Women of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
  • Carson's (The Bon-Ton Stores)
  • Forthright Financial Planning of Sycamore, IL
  • NIU Holmes Student Center
  • NIU Orientation and Family Connections
  • NIU Swen Parson Holiday Party, 2015

Individuals who have contributed resources

  • Katherine and Craig Zuidema
  • William and Mollie Montgomery
  • Richard and Andrea Montgomery
  • Barbara Kaufmann
  • Diane Watson
  • Thomas Grell
  • Cathy Schneider
  • Dan Rinker
  • Mindy Venners
  • Pat Venners
  • Carol Gorman
  • Anonymous
  • Joe & Jean Bjorn
  • Vinita Henrickson
  • Lyne Grell
  • Linda & Michael Hoyle
  • Keri Reed
  • Mike Safarik
  • Tim Gebauer
  • Amy Fallon
  • Desheng (Ben) Xu
  • Chia Pao Hsu
  • Scott and Lindsay Montgomery
  • Sukhdev Munigala (intake software)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bonick
  • Anonymous
  • Margaret Prosser (banners)
  • Alicia Schatteman Family
  • Kerry Ferris
  • Joni Burke
  • Donald Forti
  • Jay & Jeanne Ratfield
  • Judith & James Schneider
  • Bill & Jennie Cummings
  • Steven Johnson
  • Carolyn Grzywa
  • Neil Beach
  • Steven Johnson
  • Jan Wylde
  • Kathie Coulter
  • April Arnold
  • Janean Koebbe
  • Patricia Erickson
  • Patricia Fisher
  • Anne Birberick
  • Kathy Blair
  • Susan Oppenborn
  • Joanne Ganshirt
  • Sue Duffy
  • Roberta Schwarz
  • Sarah Schwarz
  • Lynn Fazekas
  • Patricia Galvan
  • Billy Clem
  • Kristine Mertens
  • Diane DeMers
  • Pastor Manuel Seales
  • Sean Phelan
  • Carolyn Ramsey
  • Karen Smith
  • Deborah Haliczer
  • The Barsema Family
  • Dr. Joseph Baumgart
  • Peter Olson & Janean Koebbe
  • Mary Schaffer
  • Lynn Richards
  • Jordan Lindvall
  • Cynthia Meeks
  • Nirmala Toba

Contact Us

Huskie Food Pantry
815-753-1421
communityservice@niu.edu

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