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

Ravioli is one of the many protein foods people can get at the campus food pantry.

Eastern’s food pantry use on the rise

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 31, 2024

Eastern’s food pantry saw usage more than double from 2022, the associate director for the office of leadership and engagement said.   Crystal Brown, the associate director for the office of...

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...

Anne Flaherty and President Glassman cut the ribbon to showcase the new campus food pantry in McAfee on Sept. 30.

Eastern campus food pantry opening

Luke Taylor, News Editor September 30, 2021

Dozens of administrators, faculty and students gathered in front of McAfee Gymnasium to celebrate the opening of the new Campus Food Pantry. Beth Gillespie, the director of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism,...

Charleston Food Pantry talks food surplus, support

Charleston Food Pantry talks food surplus, support

Kiara Craig, Campus Reporter August 30, 2021

The Charleston Food Pantry has been running for 13 years, first starting out in the basement of a church and eventually making its way to its own building on 990 W Street in Charleston, Illinois. Tod...

65 service opportunities available in February

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor February 5, 2020

There are 65 one-time volunteer opportunities for Eastern students in February, and spots are still available for the Charleston Transitional Facility programming and the Farm to Table program Thursday...

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...

Food pantry helps with food insecurity on campus

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter October 22, 2018

The Newman Food Pantry will be open more hours each week thanks to a partnership with The Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism. According to research studies performed by professor Michael Gillespie,...

Super Bowl party to raise money for Charleston food pantry

Staff Report January 29, 2018

A Super Bowl party with the intent of raising money for a local food pantry is set for 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Roc’s Blackfront Restaurant and Lounge. Because Roc’s kitchen is closed on Sundays,...

Prowl leader Kallista Martin loads boxes of food to be given to the Charleston Food Pantry Saturday as a part of Jumpstart 2 G.I.V.E.

Programs G.I.V.E new students chance to volunteer

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-chief August 20, 2017

On and off campus, new students were out on Saturday volunteering for different programs as a part of Jumpstart 2 G.I.V.E. Students registered in advance to volunteer for programs offered during the...

Hunger Action Month activities exceed initial goals

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief December 4, 2016

  The Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism raised over $900 during Hunger Action Month, with the money coming from numerous fundraisers and Coin Wars. All proceeds will be donated to...

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