In a recent study of hunger on college campuses, 56% of Bunker Hill Community College students indicated that they were moderately food insecure.
- 52% indicated that the food that they bought just didn't last and they didn't have enough money to get more.
- 60% indicated that they couldn't afford to eat balanced meals.
- 45% have cut the size of their meals or skip meals because there wasn't enough money for food.
BHCC’s Single Stop office shares partnerships with community organizations and businesses that can provide assistance to students who are struggling with food insecurity. Visit us in room D206 so we can get you the help you need.
We partner with:
- Greater Boston Food Bank – Each month, BHCC partners with Greater Boston Food Bank to provide a mobile market food pantry, where students can take home fresh produce and other pantry items.
- Food Link – Food Link is a non-profit organization that visits area businesses like Panera Bread, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s to gather leftover bread items and them to the Single Stop office where students can stop by and pick some up to take home.
- Food For Free - "Food For Free rescues fresh food—food that might otherwise go to waste—and distributes it within the local emergency food system where it can reach those in need." Launched in the spring of 2016, Family Meals re-purposes prepared foods into single-serving meals for people with limited access to kitchens. Family Meals uses surplus foods from university dining halls and other sources, rescued via our Prepared Foods Rescue program.
Voices of Hunger on Campus
This spring, Bunker Hill Community College will host a summit for Massachusetts colleges and universities to take a deep dive into the critical issue of student hunger on college campuses. The program features keynote speaker Sara Goldrick-Rab, author of Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream, along with survey results of a national hunger study completed on college campuses, a panel of community organizations, and a World Café-format discussion of who is hungry, what resources are available, and how we can do more.