The Reality of College Hunger

Published on September 6, 2018

Taylor balances a part-time job while studying for a medical degree. Shiv, a Nepalese immigrant, works two jobs while going to school full-time. Marc went back to school after losing his job of 40 years working in a textile factory.

All three are among the thousands of Massachusetts college students who don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

According to a recent study, nearly half of Massachusetts’ community college students cannot afford consistent access to food and housing; nearly a third of students in the state colleges and universities say the same.

Watch this new video to meet these students and see how GBFB addresses hunger on college campuses.

The Greater Boston Food Bank and its partners witness this hunger first-hand. To reach our neighbors in need in underserved communities, GBFB delivers high-quality, perishable food directly to partner sites in a farmer’s market style. These free Mobile Markets serve low income populations including veterans, community health center patients, community college students and WIC program participants.

GBFB operates five Mobile Markets at community colleges: Bristol, Bunker Hill, Mass Bay, North Shore, and Northern Essex.

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