November 7th, 2019
The University, partnering with many of you and our food service provider Aramark, has been actively working to address this need within our own undergraduate community for both on- and off-campus students. Please check your meal plan balance so you are aware of what you have left and can plan accordingly. Please visit this page for info on resources. If you want to donate or request meals, visit this form.
Fresh Truck comes to campus throughout the year to offer affordable options for fresh fruits and vegetables. *This is open to all students! *Look for Fresh Truck on the Quad near the Park Science Center on these dates:
Commuter students can receive $5 Fresh Truck vouchers made available by faculty and staff who donate them. This week, faculty and staff donated 76 vouchers to the program. Voucher recipients will receive an email from Student Affairs asking them to pick up the voucher in the Student Affairs Office (MCB, C210) on Thursday morning each week.
Please visit this form to enroll.
This program hands out fresh fruits and vegetables in Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. Anyone in need is welcome, and an ID or referral isn’t 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 bag fee. You can visit their website to find a location closest to you.
Project Bread enrolls individuals in nutrition programs as well as refers to local food resources. Staff is available to assess eligibility for SNAP and provide help with the application. When relevant, they also connect callers with utility, fuel assistance, and MassHealth. All information is kept strictly confidential. Visit Project Bread’s website or call the FoodSource Hotline at 1-800-645-8333.
We believe these resources are the start of increasing food security for our community. In addition, Student Affairs, along with Student Financial Services, Bursar, Auxilary Services, and Technology, are seeking solutions to make meal plans more affordable for commuter and graduate students by reviewing our current systems.
Contact Corey Zohlman for any questions.