MCC Cares Food Pantry
Members of the Middlesex County College community are encouraged to click the links below for information on local resources and more.
All students are encouraged to click the link below to join the Student Life Office Canvas page for MCC Cares Food Pantry updates and more.
Our Mission is to offer our students food and personal hygiene items at no cost. We are dedicated to building a culture of caring that recognizes students’ needs, provides thoughtful support, and empowers wellness and success in the classroom and beyond.
The MCC Cares Food Pantry was created in 2018 by a group of concerned faculty, staff, and alumni to address the issue of food insecurity facing our students. Food insecurity is defined as being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable and nutritious food. National studies have found that 50% of community college students are struggling with food insecurity.
The MCC Cares Food Pantry is a free resource available to all current MCC students with a valid MCC ID. At The Gateway, where the pantry will be temporarily located, there are no forms to fill out. You simply show your ID to check in each time you visit. The pantry is staffed by trained volunteers who will assist you in a respectful and private manner.
Students facing the challenge of any basic need insecurity (food, housing, transportation, childcare, healthcare, safety, etc.) are encouraged to contact Amanda Lyons, Basic Needs Coordinator at ALyons@middlesexcc.edu
Click here to donate funds electronically online through the MCC Foundation. Be sure to specify that your gift is intended for the MCC Cares Food Pantry. Under Gift Designation is the option to choose a specific purpose for your gift. Select MCC Cares Food Pantry from the drop-down menu to donate.
Monetary donations enable us to shop and supplement the pantry’s offerings with the items most needed. Gift cards to Costco, Shop Rite, Trader Joe’s or Stop & Shop are also welcome. Many thanks to all who help us build and strengthen our community through donations, volunteering and spreading awareness.
For questions or to donate contact Amanda Lyons, Basic Needs Coordinator, at ALyons@middlesexcc.edu