The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Skylar Oliver, a junior elementary education major, helps Crevaughn Borders, a sophomore philosophy major, bag her food that she picked out from the food pantry inside McAfee Gym Friday afternoon.

In first year, Eastern’s food pantry helps over 950 students

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Campus Reporter September 30, 2022

The EIU Campus Food Pantry opened its doors a year ago on Oct. 1, 2021, and in that time, it has provided food for hundreds of Eastern students.   According to University President David Glassman...

Susmitha Murugan, a graduate student stuyding technology, poses for a picture near Lumpkin Hall Friday afternoon.

Food insecurity affects mental, physical health

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Campus Reporter September 21, 2022

Many college students struggle to cover basic needs, and that often means having to choose between eating a meal or paying a bill.   College students are known for spending their college years surviving...

Skylar Oliver, a junior elementary education major, hands Stephanie Riera, a freshman criminology major, bags of various food such as cereal and crisps from the food pantry inside McAfee on Friday afternoon.

Eastern food pantry celebrates 1-year anniversary

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Campus Reporter September 21, 2022

Nearly a year ago, on Sept. 30, 2021, University President David Glassman and Vice President of Student Affairs Anne Flaherty cut a blue ribbon outside the gymnasium, signifying the grand opening of the...

THROUGH THE LENS: The News year in photos

THROUGH THE LENS: The News’ year in photos

The News December 31, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, the staff of The Daily Eastern News invites you to look back at the year through our lens. January February March April May June July August September   October November December   Happy...

COLUMN: Is policy more important than students getting to eat?

COLUMN: Is policy more important than students getting to eat?

Killeen Reidy, Columnist December 6, 2021

Last month, EIU’s Civic Engagement and Volunteerism Office and Health & Counseling Services focused on the issues of food insecurity and waste. While it is great that these offices made sure to bring...

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