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MassBay Community College launches drive to fight hunger on campus

By Jennifer FennLefferts Globe Correspondent 

After a survey found that many of its students are going to school without enough food, MassBay Community College has launched several initiatives to help fight hunger on its campuses. In the online survey conducted by its student development office, the school said in a written statement that more than half who participated reported “low” or “very low” food security, such as skipping meals or going hungry because they didn’t have enough money for food. MassBay has partnered with The Greater Boston Food Bank to host a monthly mobile food market with free fresh fruits and vegetables on its Wellesley Hills campus. Students at the Ashland and Framingham campuses can preregister and the food will be delivered to those campuses. Snack bins have also been placed in different locations on campus. MassBay has started a Student Hunger Assistance Fund, through which people can make donations that will go directly to helping students have access to food.


Jennifer FennLefferts can be reached at jflefferts@yahoo.com.