The Huskie Food Pantry is in the midst of hosting its second annual Turkey on the Table campaign in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.
With the goal of helping NIU students experiencing food insecurity this Thanksgiving, the pantry is collaborating with HyVee. The grocery store is providing vouchers redeemable for one turkey or a small turkey dinner at the cost of $15 to sponsor.
“In the inaugural campaign held last year, the Huskie Food Pantry was able to support 50 students during Thanksgiving,” said Director for Student Involvement and Leadership Development Jill Zambito. “This year, the pantry staff members hope to double that effort and fundraise enough to provide 100 turkeys for students.”
Donations to the campaign can be made online through the NIU Foundation and are due by Thursday, Nov. 16. Search “Huskie Food Pantry” by selecting from the list of designations at the top of the page, and be sure include the purpose of your donation. Participants may also donate in-person and by mail. Please make checks payable to the NIU Foundation and write “Huskie Food Pantry” as the memo. Donors can also drop off or mail checks to SILD, Campus Life Building, Rm 150, DeKalb, IL 60115.