Your Donations Help Our Students

​Northeastern's student pantry is supported in part through the Greater Chicago Food Depository's Healthy Kids Market, which provides a mix of fresh fruits and vegetables and self stable food items for students who may not be able to visit a traditional food pantry. The remainder of the donations are a collaborative effort among Northeastern faculty, staff, alumni, and students.

What can be donated?

High-demand items (make a big impact with your donation) include:

  • Peanut Butter

  • Granola Bars

  • Canned Soup

  • Rice

  • Shelf stable milk

  • Oatmeal

  • Tea/Coffee

  • Baby Food/Formula

  • Diapers

  • Reusable Grocery bags

  • Toiletries (Shampoo, Soap, Shower gel, Toothpaste, etc.) 

Food Items

Beans, canned fruit, canned vegetables, cereal, chili, jelly, macaroni and cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, shelf-stable milk, soup, stew, rice, tuna, etc.

Non-food Items

Personal hygiene products, diapers, facial tissue, paper towels, toilet paper, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, etc.

What cannot be donated?

Opened or partially used items, including canned, bottled and dried goods, products not in their original packaging, products with no ingredient information labels, homemade or home-canned products, products that have been contaminated, alcoholic beverages or energy drinks of any kind, expired products, pet food, clothing, cleaning supplies and toys.

Where to drop off donations?

  • NEIU Student Pantry (E 050 A)
  • NEIU Police Station (PF 104)