College Opens Food PantryDecember 16, 2016 |
by Jesse Collings
Middlesex Community College opened the school’s first food pantry at the school’s two campuses on Wednesday, Dec. 7. The school collaborated with the Merrimack Valley Food Bank to open pantries on both its Bedford and Lowell campuses and will allow students and employees of the school to access the pantry every week.
“Like growing numbers of college students across the country, many Middlesex students are struggling to make ends meet while working and taking classes,” MCC President James Mabry said. “For some, making a trade-off between food and other essential living expenses is a reality.