Campus Break Food Options

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Purple Pantry - Spring Quarter 2018

Stop by the "Purple Pantry," to shop for free groceries. The Purple Pantry collects donations from the Northwestern community and provides groceries to students who experience hunger due to financial constraints. Students should bring their own shopping bags for groceries. 
  • Thursdays, 2 to 5 p.m. (by appointment if necessary)
  • Sheil Catholic Center, 2110 Sheridan Road
  • Contact Mary Deeley from Sheil Catholic Center with questions,

Thank you to our partners in Religious and Spiritual Life and a number of additional community partners for managing the Purple Pantry.

Foster Walker Dining Hall - Open During Senior Week

Thank you to our partners in Dining and Sodexo for opening up the dining halls every day of Senior Week.

Foster Walker West will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. for dinner from Monday, 6/18 through Friday, 6/22.

Saturday, 6/23 and Sunday, 6/24, Foster Walker West will be open from breakfast (9 a.m - 10 a.m.), lunch (12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) and dinner (5 p.m. - 6 p.m.).

Free for students on meal plans and $8 for students not on meal plans. 

Quest Giving - Thanksgiving Break

NU's Quest Scholars provides a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner that's free and open to all students who stay at NU during Thanksgiving break. You don't have to be a Quest Scholar to attend. In order to find out more, stay updated through the Quest Scholars page.