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On Tuesday, Sept. 13, a panel discussion on “Food Pantries and the Food Insecurity Puzzle,” will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Cole Hall 100.  Hunger and Food Insecurity are multilayered issues with no quick answers. Join us as we discuss the impact of local food pantries on food insecurity, and investigate how...
NIU’s Huskie Food Pantry will move onto campus this September as it drops anchor on the south side of the Chick Evans Field House.  Formerly housed in the Grace Place Campus Ministry at the corner of Lucinda Avenue and Normal Road, the pantry opens Thursday, Sept. 8, in the field house. Hours are 5:30 to...
Jenée Carlson
NIU freshman Jenée Carlson has been honored among the 2016 class of Newman Civic Fellows. Carlson, who is a business major and NIU Research Rookie, is making an immediate and powerful impact on campus thank to her passion to improve the food security in her hometown and university community. “I chose to major in business...
Dennis Barsema and Jenée Carlson
For some, the recent holiday season invokes memories of food overflowing on dining room tables. But for many on college campuses across the country, an abundance of food is far from the reality. Several national media outlets – the Atlantic, the New York Times and Rolling Stone, among others – recently carried stories about hidden...
Huskies Student Food Pantry logo
NIU’s College of Education is now accepting donations of food and personal hygiene products for the Huskies Student Food Pantry. The pantry, which relies on donations and volunteers, strives to provide non-perishable, supplemental food and other necessities for NIU students who are in need of support. Kathy Zuidema, who works in NIU Career Services and...
Food for Fine$
Hey, students. Library fines getting you down? How’d you like to lower, or maybe even eliminate, that debt? University Libraries is hosting a “Food for Fine$” program through Friday, Dec. 18. The concept is simple: Each non-perishable food item you donate is worth $1 off your fine, up to $20. For more information, visit the...
Hunger Action Month
As a part of Hunger Action Month, NIU will host a fast-paced discussion on the issue of hunger and how it presents itself locally, regionally and globally. Courtney Gallaher, a professor in the Department of Geography, will moderate the conversation.from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the Wirtz Hall auditorium (Room 101). Panelists...
Hunger Action Month
NIU is partnering with the Northern Illinois Food Bank to present Hunger Action Month to the campus community this September. Hunger Action Month is a nationwide campaign created by Feeding America to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger. The campaign brings greater attention to hunger in the United States and...
Hunger Action Month
NIU is partnering with the Northern Illinois Food Bank to present Hunger Action Month to the campus community this September. Hunger Action Month is a nationwide campaign created by Feeding America to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger. The campaign brings greater attention to hunger in the United States and...
NIU Communiversity Gardens
DeKalb County Community Gardens (DCCG) has added a fourth Communiversity Garden site at Northern Illinois University, part of a growing partnership with the university. The Annie Glidden Heritage Garden, consisting of four 5-foot-by-10-foot raised beds, is located on the property of the NIU Foundation, next to the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. “We are pleased...
Communiversity Gardens
Last summer, NIU students helped to grow, harvest and donate more than 500 pounds of vegetables from the NIU Communiversity Gardens. This year is on target to easily surpass that total. By bringing the community and university together, lead volunteer Michael Payne says he hopes to help lead that charge. “The gardens help the community...
Huskies Student Food Pantry
Kathy Zuidema knows that NIU students thirst for knowledge. She doesn’t want them to worry about being hungry as well. “Everyone’s heard the old adage about starving college students; well, it’s true, and even to a greater extent than we think,” said Zuidema, NIU employer relations specialist and founder of the Huskies Student Food Pantry. “Statistics show that...
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