NECC Observer

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Mobile market provides free food

Poster with details about the mobile food market

The mobile farmer’s market at Northern Essex Community College provides free food to students and faculty,

The Food Market is open once a month from September through April on both campuses located in Haverhill and Lawrence.

Northern Essex will have its next Food Market on Oct. 27.

In order to receive food from the Food Market, an appointment has to be made a week an advance.

A bag of food which is prepacked and fresh will be given through drive-up and if you don’t have a vehicle then it can be given by foot.

Due to Covid-19, everyone who’s volunteering at the Food Market will being wearinggloves and a facemask for the safety of others and themselves.

Coordinator of Civic Engagement, Service-Learning, & Community Resources Janel D’ Agata Lynch, who supervises the Food Market stated that about 150 to 200 students participated recently at the FoodMarket. Everyone receives the same amount of food and the same fresh produce. According to Courtney Morin, who manages the Food Market, stated that fresh food like onions, eggplant,peppers, and zucchini is some of the produce that is being given at the Food Market. Each bag weighs about 15 pounds each.

The Food Market receives its fresh food from the Boston Food Bank.

In order to register, students and faculty can go onto the NECC website and click on Events and thenc lick on Food Market, which is presented on the school calendar, which will give the option to fill out a form in order to register.

If anyone wants to volunteer and help the community, 5 to 6 people is needed at theFood Market in order to help those in need.

The Food Market is running by appointments only, due to Covid-19, if you’re a student or a faculty at NECC, NECC wants to help and provide free food for those in need