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UMass-Boston will open on-campus food pantry


The University of Massachusetts Boston will open an on-campus food pantry in an effort to help students who cannot afford to buy food. says the effort is being launched by the college’s Office of Urban and Off-Campus Support Services, which serves about 70 students. More than 10 percent of them have trouble affording food and more than 45 percent are either homeless or on the verge of homelessness, the office says.

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Anonymous (not verified)
on Feb 22, 2013

This is very important because students need food to function and to nourish their minds to reach their potential. One could even offer a part time on campus job to students who want to participate in this or simply request students to volunteer to add to their school-community experience.

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