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Spring 2023 Corner Market Hours

Corner Market (run by the GCC Food Pantry) is an official site of Franklin County Community Meals, Inc., located in N220 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 Corner Market 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 or Jan Ross at foodpantry@gcc.mass.edu.

Eligibility

Currently enrolled students, faculty and staff are eligible to use the pantry. The GCC Food Pantry Application must be filled out and submitted in order to use the pantry.

Snack Station

Are you a Food Pantry client and need a quick bite to eat while on campus? Swing by the Corner Market to pick up a snack! We have a microwave and an electric kettle to prepare warm food for yourself.

Grab & Go Bags

The GCC Food Pantry offers Grab & Go Bags to all currently enrolled students. Bag pick ups are in the GCC Library. Please see the below flyer for additional information. If you cannot make it to campus, please email foodpantry@gcc.mass.edu.

The GCC Office of Student Activities and Community Service, located in C216, offers free snacks, food and coffee to all GCC students. Please feel free to stop by during their open hours!

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).

Tuesday February 14

Share the Love! Valentine’s Day Celebration

11:00am

Cohn Family Dining Commons

Friday May 12

Student Symposium

12:00pm

Library

We gladly accept donations to the Food Pantry!

The GCC Food Pantry is currently only accepting monetary donations. Checks should be made out to the GCC Foundation with “Food Pantry” in the memo line. You can also make a donation online through the GCC Foundation Website – choose “Food Pantry” as the designation.

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.