Get Involved


Give Funds

Monetary donations to the Huskie Food Pantry can be made online through The NIU Foundation. Search for "Huskie Food Pantry" by selecting from the list of designations. 

You may also make a monetary donation in-person or by mail. Please make checks payable to NIU Foundation and write "Huskie Food Pantry" as the memo. Drop off checks or mail to:

NIU Foundation
c/o Huskie Food Pantry
DeKalb, IL 60115

Give Time

We rely on the help of our wonderful volunteers in order to ensure the success of the Huskie Food Pantry. Volunteers are needed to receive, stock and shelf inventory; shop for food; assist clients; organize food drives and much more. 

Please be encouraged to sign-up for more than one shift! If you have questions, contact or call 815-753-1421. Are you serious about volunteering at the pantry? Learn more volunteer guidnelines in our volunteer policy.

Give Food

All food donations can be dropped off at the Campus Life Building, room 150 between 8 a.m. -noon or 1-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Most Needed Items

Any perishable items are accepted, as long as they are received before 4:30 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to pantry night.

  • Spices (especially curry, cumin, salt, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, oregano, basil)
  • Canned fruits
  • Canned Beans
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Canned tuna
  • Peanut butter
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Pasta sauce
  • Soups (canned or packaged)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Paper goods (toilet paper, paper towels, etc.)

Contact Us

Huskie Food Pantry

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