Choose To Move Challenge Donations For Local Food Pantries

PT Melissa Beck delivers a donation to Joey Moore with the Barb Food Mart.

Northern Rehab recently presented three donations to local food pantries and organizations that help feed our community. The funds were raised during the recent “Choose To Move Northern Rehab Challenge” event held during the month of May. This is Northern Rehab’s second fundraising event which encouraged the community to get out and enjoy the great outdoors in support of promoting physical activity and raising funds for area food pantries.  “We chose these local non-profit organizations as our fundraiser recipients because of the importance of their service in our DeKalb, Sycamore and Genoa communities by providing healthy food options for those needing help obtaining food” comments Melissa Beck, physical therapist at Northern Rehab.

PT Kristin Christian delivers a donation to Atlee Mathews with the Spartan Food Pantry.

Donations were recently delivered and presented to the following organizations: Melissa Beck with Northern Rehab delivered a donation to Joey Moore with the Barb Food Mart in DeKalb; Atlee Mathews with the Spartan Food Pantry in Sycamore accepted a donation from Northern Rehab’s Physical Therapist Kristin Christian; and Physical Therapist Lauren Momberger with Northern Rehab presents a donation to Jackie DiNatale, Communication Director with DeKalb County Community Gardens (DCCG), to help support DCC Gardens and the Genoa Food Hub.

PT Lauren Momberger presents a donation to Jackie DiNatale, Communication Director with DeKalb County Community Gardens and Genoa Food Hub.

Northern Rehab extends their gratitude to the community members that participated in this event and supported these local food pantries!

The Barb Food Mart is a food pantry serving the families of the DeKalb School District, located at Huntley Middle School, 1515 S. 4th Street, Door 30, in DeKalb, and is open every Thursday from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. You may visit for more information.

The Spartan Food Pantry supports families of Sycamore School District students; they are open every other Wednesday from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at the Sycamore School District Warehouse located at 520 N. Maple Street in Sycamore. More information can be found at their website at

DeKalb County Community Gardens empowers people to choose healthy and sustainable foods and works to end hunger in DeKalb County by growing thousands of pounds of sustainably grown produce each year for individuals and families in need, then distributes this fresh, local and sustainable produce to area food pantries, shelters, low-income housing units, and community meal sites. The Genoa Area Community Food Hub is a program of DeKalb County Community Gardens; the food pantry at the Genoa Food Hub serves the Genoa-Kingston community and is open to all residents. It is open on Mondays from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon and Tuesdays from 4:00 – 7:30 pm, located at 415 W. Main Street in Genoa. You may learn more about DCCG and Genoa Food Hub at You may also find all of these organizations on Facebook.