Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College
  • The GCC Food Pantry is an official site of Franklin County Community Meals, Inc., located in N240 on GCC’s main campus. Given the inherent struggles of being a student while holding down a job and/or raising a family, all GCC students and staff, who could use a little help making ends meet, are invited to stop by the GCC Food Pantry to learn more about immediate and long term food resources in our community.  If you are interested in making a donation to the pantry or volunteering your time, please contact Natalie Feliciano at felicianoN@gcc.mass.edu or Jan Ross at ross@gcc.mass.edu.

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    Eligibility

    Currently enrolled students, faculty/staff are eligible to receive food with one or more of the following documents:

    • GCC Financial Aid Award Letter
    • Mass Health or Medicaid Card
    • SNAP Benefits (Food Stamps) or EBT transfer Card
    • Any governmental aid benefit statement (WIC, Fuel Assistance, SSDI, HeadStart, DTA Assistance)
    • Last year’s tax return
    • Declaration (via signature) of income eligibility

    Grant funding for this project has been provided through the generosity of the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts and the UCC Women’s Home Missionary Union.

  • We gladly accept donations to the Food Pantry!

    Donations of non-perishable items can be left in donation boxes around campus, or delivered to the Food Pantry in North 240. Donations of perishable or frozen items are accepted only at the Food Pantry during open hours.  Checks should be made out to the GCC Foundation with “Food Pantry” in the memo line.

     

    Top 25 Food Pantry Needs

    • Applesauce
    • Boxed/instant/pouch potatoes
    • Canned beans
    • Canned chicken/turkey
    • Canned fish (tuna/salmon)
    • Canned meats (SPAM, hash, ham)
    • Canned vegetables
    • Cereal (please not sugary)
    • Chili
    • Cooking oils
    • Crackers
    • Dried beans
    • Dried herbs and spices
    • Fruit – canned or dried
    • Granola bars
    • Juice – bottles or boxes
    • Mac & cheese box or cup
    • Nuts
    • Pasta, pasta sauce & ramen noodles
    • Pasta bowls
    • Personal care items
    • Peanut butter
    • Rice
    • Soup – especially thick & hearty ones
    • Stew

    Other donations welcome…

    • Basic baking supplies
      • Sugar, flour, etc.
      • Cake mixes
      • Brownie mixes
      • Cookie mixes
    • Chunky and hearty soups
    • Jello/puddings
    • Broth of all kinds
    • Rice (white, brown, instant, long grain, short grain, etc.)
    • Pasta of all varieties
    • Dried beans and peas
    • Condensed “cream of” soups
    • Animal and graham crackers
    • Kids snacks
    • Adult snacks
    • Spagetti-Os, ravioli, etc.
    • Cereal
    • Oatmeal
    • Snack bars
    • Cookies and crackers
    • Beverages (coffee, tea, etc.)
    • Tuna
    • Canned meats
    • Chicken
    • Spam
    • Hash
    • Ham
    • Mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup and condiments
    • Pasta sauce
    • Oils
    • Juice
    • Jelly or jam
    • Basic spices (salt, pepper, etc.)
    • Macaroni and cheese
    • Ramen noodles
    • Canned beans (black, white, kidney, fava, navy, etc.)
    • Personal care items
      • Shampoo
      • Bath soap
      • Toothpaste
      • Toothbrushes
      • Deodorant
      • Sanitary napkins
      • Razors
    • Diapers
    • Toilet paper
    • Laundry detergent
    • Pet food
    • Eggs
    • Frozen veggies
    • Frozen pasta (tortellini, ravioli, etc.)
    • Frozen waffles/pancakes
    • Birthday cake candles

    Please also consider a monetary donation so we can buy more food! Our GCC shopping wizards can work magic using money that you donate.

  • Did you know? Many of our campus activities for students include free light refreshments. Below is a list of upcoming events (when available) with free food for participants (and yes, you should expect to participate if you’re eating).

    Wednesday February 21

    Guest Speaker: Emily Nagoski

    12:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Thursday February 22

    Monday February 26

    African Slave Trade

    12:00pm

    C307 Macleish Room

    Student Senate Meeting

    12:00pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    Monday March 5

    Student Senate Meeting

    12:00pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room

    Study Smarter

    12:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Tuesday March 6

    International Women’s Day: One Billion Rising

    12:00pm

    Cohn Family Dining Commons

    Study Smarter

    2:00pm

    C208 Community Room

    Wednesday March 7

    Food for Change

    12:00pm

    C201 President’s Conference Room