MCC Food Pantry Information

The MCC Food Pantries are open and free for MCC students and employees, and will be accessible by individual request, 7 days/week, 8am - 8pm.

To access either food pantry:

  • Call Public Safety: Bedford (781-589-0234); Lowell (781-589-1384) to have them meet you outside the Cowan Center or Bedford House.
  • Please have your MCC student ID and/or A# with you to provide to the Public Safety Officer if requested.
  • When visiting the MCC campus, you must wear a mask.
  • If you have Covid-like symptoms, have tested positive for Covid-19, or been exposed to an individual who has tested positive, please do not visit the MCC Food pantries. We will arrange an alternate way to get food to you.
  • You can bring a reusable bag with you if you’d like, and please be thoughtful about only taking what you need.
  • The pantry has a variety of food and personal care items available based on what we receive from our supporters. Items often include peanut butter, jelly, canned fruits & vegetables, canned tuna & chicken, pasta, rice, condiments, baby food, cereal, coffee, tea, soap, menstrual products, paper goods, and more.

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 conveniently located drop off bins.  In Lowell these bins are located in the library and the Cowan Center Lobby.  In Bedford, these bins are located in the library, Campus Center and the Cataldo Building.

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
In order to support the health and safety of our campus community, we are temporarily suspending our volunteer program at the MCC Food Pantries. However, we will be VERY excited to welcome volunteers back again once the pandemic has subsided. For any questions about volunteering at the MCC Food pantries, please contact us at

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: 12/19/22