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 & Lynn Campus)

Free farmers market-style distribution of food, fresh fruits and vegetables. Open to the entire college community.   The mobile market will  be offered on both the Danvers & Lynn Campus and will be open to NSCC students, faculty and staff.  Registration will be required for each monthly market.   

Please click the date below to complete the registration form.

Danvers Fall 2023 Semester Dates

September 13
October 11
November 8
December 13

Lynn Fall 2023 Semester Dates

October 6
November 3
December 1     

*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 for assistance.
If you need food assistance please complete the 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


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 

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