Barb Food Mart hosts open house

DeKALB – The Barb Food Mart will host an open house from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday, July 25.

The food mart, located inside Door 28 of Huntley Middle School, 1515 S. Fourth St. in DeKalb, is a food-assistance program for families with children enrolled in DeKalb School District 428. Half of the students in the district qualify for free or reduced-price school lunches. Since the weekly food pantry opened on June 20, nearly 200 families have gotten food there.

The food mart is open from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays for families to get food and nutrition information. The open house will include tours, a cooking demonstration and refreshments.