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Huskie Food Pantry Emergency To-Go Bags

If you are an NIU student and do not have a meal plan, but are unable to attend the Huskie Food Pantry, we have emergency To-Go bags that are filled with a small supply of food items! Emergency to-go bags are available in the following locations:

  • Student Involvement and Leadership Development (Campus Life Building 150)
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Office (Swen Parson Hall 245)
  • Telephone and Security – Public Safety (395 Wirtz Drive, DeKalb)
Emergency to-go bags are meant for emergency situations. We encourage you to visit the Huskie Food Pantry on Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. When picking up an emergency to-go bag, please complete our intake survey.

Community Food Pantries

Are you ineligible for the Huskie Food Pantry? Here is a list of other food pantries located within DeKalb County (Note: Always call to verify before visiting, as many sites close for holidays and other events).

DeKalb Salvation Army Food Pantry
830 Grove Street
DeKalb, IL 60115

Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-noon 
Thursday 5-6:45 p.m.

St. Vincent de Paul DeKalb
302 Fisk Avenue
DeKalb, IL 60115

Tuesday 3-6 p.m.

New Hope Missionary Baptist Food Pantry
1201 Twombly Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

Monday 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Bethlehem Feed My Sheep
1915 N. First Street
DeKalb, IL 60115

Monday 3-5 p.m.
Thursday 9:30-11:30 a.m.

First United Methodist Church Soup Kitchen
321 Oak Street
DeKalb, IL 60115

Fourth Sunday of the month 5-6 p.m.


The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families. The USDA Food and Nutrition Service works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits. 

The Huskie Food Pantry is just one of many services available across campus. Learn more about others services available to NIU students at Student Services.

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Huskie Food Pantry

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