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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.

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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...

Yolanda Lejuste, a graduate student studying dietetics and nutrition, packs bags full of the food pantry staple items for students.

Food pantry now open to students

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter October 3, 2021

The EIU Campus Food Pantry opened its doors for all students and faculty at room 1347 in the McAfee Gym on Friday, Oct. 1. The food pantry is open for anyone who is experiencing food insecurity or may...

Be grateful that you have food

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor October 28, 2019

So often, people take the food available to them for granted. I am guilty of this too. All I have to do is drive to the store and pick out what things I want to eat and put a little plastic card into...

Food assistance available in Coles County

Abby Lee, Staff Reporter August 22, 2019

The areas of Charleston and Mattoon have several food pantries available for anyone in need of them. There is one in Charleston called the Standing Stone Community Center and goes hand in hand with...

Carnegie Public Library waiving late book fees for food donations

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter June 10, 2019

Members of the Charleston community who have late book fines for the Carnegie Public Library can waive their fees by donating food, which will go to the Charleston Food Pantry, in the month of June. The...

Free meals available for youth through summer program

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter June 4, 2019

The Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism has partnered with the Salvation Army to provide a free lunch to anyone 18 years old and younger during the summer. Director Beth Gillespie said the end...

Food insecurity discussed at lecture Monday

Logan Raschke, Staff Reporter November 5, 2018

Sociology professor Michael Gillespie gave a talk about hunger at the Lecture Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center Monday night. Gillespie said the problem of food insecurity is one that will stick around....

Hunger Action Month kicks off with ‘Pie a Celeb’

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2018

Students will have a chance to throw pies at “Eastern celebrities” while supporting the three food pantries in Charleston from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Library Quad. The event was originally...

Destroy the stigma about taking from food pantries

Staff Editorial October 31, 2018

In an interview with The Daily Eastern News on Oct. 31 2018, Michael Gillespie, a member on the EIU Hunger Action Team and a sociology professor, said he collected data that showed that 39.8 percent of...

Hunger Action Month to raise awareness, funds

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2016

  Throughout the month of November, the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism will educate, fundraise and assist citizens who suffer from food insecurity during its fifth annual Hunger Action...

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