Grant

More Food Means More Storage Space

May 12, 2020
Northern Illinois Food Bank

Food pantries have become a resource for families who’ve experienced unexpected job loss due to COVID-19. Many of these pantries depend on donor support to help meet the needs of their clients. The DeKalb County Community Foundation recently gave the Northern Illinois Food Bank $9,867 to help it do that. 

Hester Bury is the food bank’s director of corporate and foundation giving.  She says many food pantries needed more storage during this time.

Susan Stephens

Northern Illinois University President Lisa Freeman announced the “Huskie Pledge” grant program in her State of the University speech. 

Illinois students enrolling as full-time freshmen at NIU in fall 2020 will be awarded a grant to totally cover their first year of tuition and general fees. To meet the grant criteria, they must come in with a 3.0 or higher high school GPA and have a household income of under $75,000.