MCC Food Pantry Information

MCC has two Food Pantries, which are free for currently enrolled students and employees. They are located in the Lowell Cowan Center, Room G04 and in the Bedford Campus Center, Room 200.

Both pantries have a variety of food and personal care items and are typically open Monday-Friday between 8am-4pm. If the room is locked, Public Safety can let you in between 8am-8pm, 7 days a week when you call 781-589-0234 in Bedford or 781-589-1384 in Lowell.

Please be thoughtful about only taking what you need. You can bring a reusable bag with you, or there are usually some available in the pantry.

For more information about anything related to the MCC Food Pantries, email

Click here if you'd like to support the MCC Food Pantries monetarily.

Food or personal care items may be donated on campus in any of the drop off bins (Lowell Library and Cowan Center Lobby; Bedford Library, Campus Center and Cataldo Building) or at the Food Pantries when they are open. You can also donate personal care items through our Amazon Wish List.

Community and Government Resources:

Local Community Resources

 List of Local Food Pantry Resources
 Merrimack Valley Food Bank
Merrimack Valley Food Bank Member Agencies
Project Bread
 Government Resources

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)  
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Federal Website  

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) State Website

Volunteer Opportunities
We are grateful for the involvement of student and employee volunteers at the food pantries! Volunteers are critical for tasks like helping keep the pantries organized, stocking shelves, greeting visitors, and answering questions. Hours are flexible, but volunteers are most needed between 8am-4pm, ideally for a 2-hour shift if possible.

For any questions about volunteering, please contact us at Thanks for considering!

We'd like to thank the following supporters of the food, housing, and financial needs of our MCC Community.


City of Lowell – Department of Planning and Development

Community Teamworks Inc.

DCU Bank of Lowell

Greater Lowell Community Foundation

Individual and Corporate Sponsors and Donors

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

Merrimack Valley Food Bank

Last Modified: 1/25/24