Campus Pantries

Campus pantries are open to all students, faculty, and staff at the school with which they are affiliated. If your school does not have a food pantry and you are interested in learning how these were started, contact our Food Bank Agency Recruitment Coordinator Kate Pousont Scarborough at katep@foodbankwma.org.

Springfield Technical Community College
Ram Mini Mart
1 Armory St. Building 7
Springfield, 01105
8a.m. – 5p.m. Monday – Thursday
8a.m. – 4p.m. Friday
After hours by appointment.
Phone: 413-755-5761

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
MCLA Food Pantry
375 Church St., Campus Center Building
North Adams, 01247
5 a.m. – Midnight, Daily
Phone: 413-662-5263

Springfield College
Pride Pantry
Campus Union Room 247
263 Alden St. Springfield, 01109
Tues. 11am-2pm, Wed. 1pm-4pm,
Thurs. 11am-3pm and pick up by appointment.
Phone: 413-748-3219

Greenfield Community College
Corner Market
One College Drive, Room N220
Greenfield, 01301
Monday – Friday 10a.m. – 2p.m.
Phone: 413-775-1377

Berkshire Community College
Campus Cupboard
1350 West St.
Pittsfield, 01201
Monday – Friday 9a.m. – 3p.m
Phone: 413-236-1663

Bay Path University
Wildcat Pantry
Blake Commons, 588 Longmeadow St.,
Longmeadow 01106
Mon.- Fri. 9am-4pm
and by appointment.
Phone: 413-565-1354

SNAP for College Students

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides monthly benefits to help people purchase food. Benefits are added monthly to an EBT card that functions like a debit card and can be used at any approved retailer to buy groceries.

In Massachusetts, SNAP also includes:

  • $40, $60 or $80 a month put back on your EBT card when you use SNAP to buy local produce via the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP).
  • SNAP Path to Work free education and training opportunities.
  • Free nutrition education classes and resources.
  • Connections to other kinds of help, like utility discounts, free school meals and discounted admissions to many Commonwealth museums and cultural institutions via EBT Card to Culture.

Many college students are eligible for SNAP benefits! Here are the eligibility requirements set by the DTA>

We understand that these requirements are confusing, and welcome all students who have any questions about their SNAP eligibility to reach out to one of our SNAP Coordinators at 413-992-6204. If you are eligible, they can also help you apply for SNAP benefits over the phone.

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Please refer to this schedule to find free meals or a food pantry.