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Food Resources in the MassArt Area
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, food security is the "access by all people at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life."
In 2015, 12.7% of all US households were food-insecure. Below are resources to combat food insecurity, so that our students' main concerns are their classes.
Massart food pantry
MassArt now has a food pantry for students that offers non-perishable food. The pantry is open to all students.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 12:00pm - 5:00pm, or by appointment. Hours will be extended during 24 hour access.
Access the MassArt Food Pantry by visiting Student Development or the Counseling and Wellness Center (2nd Floor Kennedy), or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find locations near you, type in your zip code.
Project Bread is a statewide information and referral source for people facing hunger. They will refer you to emergency food sources in your area as well as provide information on school meals, summer food sites for children, elder meal programs, SNAP, etc. They will also screen for SNAP eligibility and help with applications for SNAP. They offer help in 160 different languages.
Food Source Hotline: 1.800.645.8333
The Two Dollars a Bag Program is a community agency based in Dorchester that hands out fresh fruits and vegetables in Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. Anyone in need is welcome and an ID or referral is NOT required. There are no income limits and you don’t have to sign up ahead of time. You also won’t be turned down if you can’t pay the $2.00 a bag.
Fresh Truck is on a mission to radically impact community health by getting food to people that need it the most. They host a Weekly Market, a year-round mobile grocery story bringing healthy, affordable food to the same place, at the same time, every week for families that need it most; as well as Pop-up Events, when the Fresh Truck bus becomes a customizable food centered activity hub for block parties, cooking demos and workshops.