If you or someone you know is in need this holiday season, please remember the QCC Food Pantry is available to students, faculty and staff. If you have used their confidential services before, then you may or may not already know that they have moved to Room B63A. This location is near the revolving doors in the basement of the Administration Building on the main campus in Worcester.
A couple of weeks ago, we asked you to help us growl back at hunger on our campuses. We had two short weeks to reach a fundraising goal of $10,000 to stock the shelves, fill the fridge and help feed students who cannot afford to put food on the table. Today, the pantry is consistently feeding
[Pictured Above: PTK student Ashley Forhan, food pantry manager]
The USDA defines food insecurity as a state in which “consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year.” Other terms for food insecurity are “struggling to avoid hunger,” “hungry, or at risk of hunger,” and “hungry, or faced by the threat of hunger.”
According to an April 2018 survey*, 42% of community college students had experienced food