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The NIU family came together like never before during the NIU Foundation’s inaugural Day of Giving event last Tuesday and Wednesday, May 7-8. This 1,895-minute period was designed as an opportunity for everyone who loves and cares about NIU to show their support by being an ambassador, inspiring others and giving.   While final results...
Delicious soup served in hand-made ceramic bowls is the perfect recipe to raise funds for the Huskie Food Pantry and Hope Haven. Empty Bowls, a nationwide project using ceramic arts to fight hunger, comes to NIU 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the Chandelier Ballroom, Adams Hall. The way it works is you...
Destiny McDonald, ’10, M.S.Ed. ’12, and other Huskies helped changed the life of an elderly man in Joplin, Missouri, in one week after he had been struggling to rebuild his home for two years because of a tornado that had devastated the town. During a Huskie Alternative Break, McDonald and 10 students worked with the...
NIU’s Jill Zambito has become the first collegiate representative on the Illinois Commission to End Hunger as the Huskie Food Pantry she oversees for NIU students gains recognition. Zambito, director of Student Involvement and Leadership Development in the Division of Student Affairs, was appointed in April to fill a spot created specifically to address students...
Join the Pick Museum of Anthropology now through February, as it partners with five local organizations to raise awareness of needs in the local community: Huskie Food Pantry, Hope Haven of DeKalb County, Inc., Safe Passage, Inc., Family Service Agency of DeKalb County, and American Indian Center – Chicago. Visit the Museum’s “Quilts and Human Rights” exhibition, select your favorite Action Cards,...
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...
The Giving Project, a crocheting and knitting group, made up of students and staff, will resume their biweekly meetings starting next week. The Giving Project creates many beautiful and useful items for students in need over the academic year. Items such as plastic reusable tote bags, winter scarves, baby blankets, wash cloths and others will...
The Huskie Food Pantry needs volunteers for the Fox Valley Marathon on Saturday, Sept. 9, and on marathon day, Sunday, Sept. 17. Volunteers will be helping with operations and setup for an aid station (Sept. 9 at the Fabyan Forest Preserve location in Geneva, IL) and village operations (Sept. 17 in St. Charles, IL). These...
The Huskie Food Pantry will be open weekly through Thursday, May 18, and will be open every other week beginning Thursday, June 1, through Thursday, August 24, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The pantry is requesting volunteer support from faculty, staff and students who are on campus throughout the summer to maintain steady operations. The Huskie Food...
On Saturday, May 13, the Huskie Food Pantry received close to 3,000 pounds of donated food from the residence halls’ Move Out Food Drive and the nation-wide postal carrier Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. “We have been so impressed by the show of support from our community this year,” said Liz McKee, assistant program director for...
The Huskie Food Pantry was recently awarded $500 from the DeKalb County Community Foundation. These funds were provided from the foundation’s Community Needs Grant. The DeKalb County Community Foundation was created in 1993 out of a desire to give back and love their community. Since then, the foundation has given over $20.3 million in grants...
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