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Huskie Food Pantry

Most Needed Items

  • 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 veggies
Any perishable item, as long as we receive it before 4:30 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to pantry night.

Food Selection/Donation Guide

The listing below should only be used as a guideline of items usually available at the Huskie Food Pantry. NOT ALL ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE PANTRY ALL OF THE TIME. Availability is determined by stock on hand on any given day.

 

Protein

  • Canned tuna/chicken
  • Canned stew
  • Canned chili
  • Pork and beans
  • Soups
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Kidney/black beans
  • Peanut butter

Canned Vegetables

  • Green beans
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Tomatoes
  • Corn
  • Potatoes
  • Mixed veggies

Fruits

  • Canned fruits
  • Fruit cups
  • Applesauce
  • Dried fruits
  • Raisins
  • Jelly/jam

Starches 

  • Rice
  • Ramen noodles
  • Pasta
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Crackers
  • Instant potatoes
  • SpaghettiOs/ravioli
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Boxed meals

On the Go/Snacks

  • Tortilla chips
  • Crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Salsa
  • Pringles
  • Cookies
  • Granola bars
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Easy Mac
  • Rice cakes
  • Nuts
  • Trail mix

Beverages

  • Water
  • Juice 100%
  • Gatorade
  • Dry milk/soy milk
  • Tea
  • Hot chocolate
  • Coffee

Breakfast

  • Boxes of cereal 
  • Instant oatmeal 
  • Pancake mix
  • Syrup
  • Cereal bars

Basic Necessities

  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toothpaste
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dryer sheets
  • Paper towels
  • All purpose cleaner

Contact Us

Huskie Food Pantry
815-753-1421
communityservice@niu.edu
Located in the Chick Evans Field House on the south side of the building, across from Graham and Gabel halls.

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