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UMass Boston opening food pantry for students

Hunger not rare, says one official

The University of Massachusetts Boston announced that it will open an on-campus food pantry next week, in an effort to serve students who cannot ­afford to buy food.

The pantry is being launched by the college’s Office of Urban and Off-Campus Support Services Program, which serves about 70 students. Nearly half of them are either homeless or on the verge of homelessness, said Shirley Fan-Chan, the program’s director.

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