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MyPantry: Your Safe Place for Food

MyPantry is a self-access station featuring allergy-friendly items. It's a safe place for food for students with alternate dietary needs, such as food allergies and intolerances. MyPantry locations are conveniently located on campus at Neptune Dining, New Hall Dining and Gilbert Dining. Students may take items from MyPantry's dry storage cart, refrigerator, or freezer for consumption within the dining hall. MyPantry is open to all students — no approval needed!

The Pre-Order Menu offers custom dishes for students with food allergies and intolerances who have been granted accommodations by Campus Dining Services. To request accommodations, call 815-753-9556. We will need physician verification of your alternate diet.

Available Self-Access Items

MyPantry has a number of allergy-friendly items available.

  • Gluten-free waffles
  • Gluten-free bagels
  • Gluten-free bread
  • Gluten-free tortillas
  • Gluten-free muffins
  • Gluten-free cookies
  • Gluten-free crackers
  • Dairy-free yogurt
  • Single serve peanut butter, jelly and SunButter
  • Single serve cereals

A MyPantry station

MyPantry Station

  • Dry storage cart for always-available items
  • Microwave, fridge, and toaster for allergy-friendly foods only
  • Pre-order menu with nutrition information
  • Safe food preparation area

MyPantry Rules

Let's work together to keep it safe.

  • This space is for students with alternate dietary needs, such as food allergies and intolerances.
  • Some items contain allergens. Check the ingredient list to determine if the food is safe for you.
  • This food is for dine-in only. Only fresh whole fruit and dessert items may be taken out of the dining center.
  • All food assembly and preparation must be done at your table.
  • Use gloves to retrieve open food items.
  • Only items from MyPantry may be placed in the toaster and microwave.
  • No outside food items are to be stored in MyPantry.

Food Icons



Do you have an alternate diet, allergy, or intolerance? You'll see these food icons next to items in every dining center. They can help you make the right choices about what to eat.

Learn About Food Icons

Campus Dining Services
dining@niu.edu
815-753-9567

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