Food PantryActivities with FREE Food on Campus!Donations The Corner Market 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. Eligibility The Corner Market Food Pantry offers free monthly and weekly goods as well as a daily snack station to currently enrolled students and employees. Sign up here prior to or during your first visit. Snack Station Do you 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 If you are unable to visit during open hours, Monthly Grab & Go Bags are available at the GCC Library or schedule an appointment by email. If you cannot make it to campus, email *protected email* for alternative arrangements. ____ Food resources available in Greenfield can be found here or visit 413 Cares for additional local resources. Questions? Email *protected email* 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). Research Talk: Peter d’Errico on Federal Anti-Indian Law Tuesday December 5 - 3:00pm Cohn Family Dining Commons GCC’s Honors Program sponsors the inaugural speaker in its Research Talk series. UMass Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies Peter d’Errico discusses how his research focusing on Indigenous and Native American law led him to new intellectual horizons and academic passions. Dr. d’Errico will appear remotely; join via Zoom or attend in-person. Free and open to the public, with a Q&A and light refreshments. Wellness Wednesday: Stress-Busting Double Feature Wednesday December 6 - 11:30am Core Lobby The Wellness Center offers Stim Your Stress Away and peer mentors host a stress-busting pop-up with games, free fidget toys, study supplies and snacks! GCC Community Chorus Holiday Concert Friday December 8 - 12:15pm Core Lobby GCC Community Chorus presents their traditional informal holiday concert. The program will comprise traditional music for the season with soloists from the chorus; conducted by Margery Heins, conductor of the GCC Chorus since 2001. Light refreshments for the audience! Winter Fest Tuesday December 12 - 12:00pm Cohn Family Dining Commons Celebrate the end of the semester with our annual Winter Fest! Featuring a hot chocolate bar, cookie decorating, winter-themed crafts and games and tarot card readings! Hosted by Student Activities Council. Ecology Poster Session Wednesday December 13 - 10:00am C208 Community Room Students in Biology 220 Foundations of Ecology present the results of their semester-long independent research projects, undertaken to study a variety of ecology questions right here on campus. Free snacks for participants! 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.