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Food Pantry Moves its Location for the Winter Months

October, 2020
  • QCC's Food Pantry drive-thru services are being offered in the back the Administration Building for the winter months.
    QCC's Food Pantry drive-thru services are being offered in the back the Administration Building for the winter months.

Beginning on Wednesday, October 28, QCC’s Food Pantry moved its drive-thru services to the back of the College’s Administration Building on its main campus. The weekly drive-thru services will now be offered every Wednesday at the back of the Administration Building for the winter months. Two to three vehicles at a time will be allowed down to the food distribution area, where volunteers will be waiting to load food into students’ cars.

Already over 400 students have registered to use the food pantry and with the colder weather fast approaching, it’s anticipated that number will increase. Each week in addition to feeding QCC students, the food pantry is helping feed hundreds of family members.

At the start of the pandemic, QCC’s Food Pantry partnered with the Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB). Since that time, each week College staff go to the WCFB to pick up 2,000 lbs. of food.

“We pick up fresh fruits, vegetables and other food staples. This past week there were cantaloupes, grapes and butternut squash. Each week is different and the students are thrilled to have this fresh produce,” said Bonnie Coleman, weekly food pantry volunteer and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society advisor. “The students are so grateful for this food. It’s gratifying to know we are able to help them.”

For more information on how to get help, please fill out the Food Pantry application. For additional questions, send an email to foodpantry [at] qcc.mass.edu

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