Committed to ending hunger on campus

Students behind a table of peanut butter jars to be givine away

Across the country, four-year colleges and universities, and two-year community colleges are reporting an increasing number of students arrive to class hungry or food insecure – defined as the lacking reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable, nutritious food to class. A 2018 survey of 86,000 students from 123 two- and four-year institutions throughout the United States by the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, showed that 45% of respondents were food insecure in the prior 30 days. NSCC is committed to removing this obstacle for students by offering free farmers market-style distribution of food, fresh fruits and vegetables, and food vouchers to address sudden emergencies.


Mobile Food Markets (Danvers Campus Only)

Mobile MarketFree farmers market-style distribution of food, fresh fruits and vegetables. Open to the entire college community.  Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, NSCC's mobile markets will look a little different this semester.  The mobile market will only be offered on the Danvers Campus and will only be open to NSCC students, faculty and staff.  Registration will be required for each monthly market.  It will be curbside pick up and you will receive a time to pick up in your confirmation email.  

Please click the date below to complete the registration form.

Fall 2021 Semester Dates                               Spring 2022 Semester Dates

September 9, 2021**                                        February 10, 2022
October 14, 2021                                              March 10, 2022
November 18, 2021                                          April 14, 2022
                                      December 9, 2021                                           May 12, 2022           

*Please note registration will be required for each monthly market.  Be sure to sign up for the ones you would like to attend.

**Market Sign Up closed.  Please reach out to Amanda Dooling at for assistance.
If you need food assistance please complete the Here to Help Application.

If you are a Lynn student requiring food assistance, please complete the NSCC Here to Help Application.

Mobile Market


Pounds of food given away during 2019-2020

3 years

We have been doing the markets since Fall 2017


Average number of participants a market

Veterans Food Distribution

Veterans Northeast Outreach Center with the support of Massachusetts Military Support Foundation will be opening an empowerment center in Danvers, MA. You are required to complete the form below and will be provided with specific instructions regarding hours of operation and procedures for safe pickup in a confirmation email. 

Food Distribution is every other Wednesday and the next date is:

Wednesday, June 30

This event is open to Veterans, Active Duty, Reservists and their families.

You must pre-register for the event!  Please click this link to register.


You may be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Click here to apply for SNAP. 


*Note:  It is important to call the food pantry before going to be sure it is still open, as the situation is quite fluid.  Pantries open today, may not be open tomorrow.

Greater Boston Food Bank Agency Locator Link 

*The Greater Boston Food Bank is updating the Need Food Agency locator at they learn about agency closures.  

Project Bread:

FOODSOURCE Hotline: 1-800-645-8333

Massachusetts Food Pantry List

Essex County Hunger Relief:
Click on "Find Food" tab for a list of the local North Shore food pantries and hours.  

The Salvation Army- Food Pantry, Lynn MA  (1 Franklin St., Lynn MA) - The Food Pantry is open Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 am.  Currently there are no limitations on how many times you come.  All are welcome.

Beverly Bootstraps -Food Pantry
Phone: 978-927-1561

Haven from Hunger- PeabodyFood Pantry and Soup Kitchen
Phone: 978-531-1530

My Brother’s Table-Lynn
Phone: 781-595-3224

The Haven Project-Lynn
Provides food to young adults who are homeless or at risk for becoming homeless
Phone: 781-913-5738

The Open DoorFood Pantry
Phone: 978-283-6776

Essex County Hunger Relief
Click on "Find Food" tab for a list of other North Shore areas local food pantries and hours.
Essex County Hunger Relief website


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