Food Pantry

HCC's food pantry has recently been relocated to the Kittredge Center at Holyoke Community College.

The pantry provides basic food packages to students in need. 

Each person is given a combination of canned and pre-packaged non-perishable food in easy-to-open packaging during times of need. With a valid ID, students in need will be referred to the pantry between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Before coming in, students need to have a referral from a staff member or from the Thrive Center. Fill out the referral form

Through Thrive, we also work to connect students to more long-term solutions. 


Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Fundraisers and food drives are held throughout the year to supplement the inventory in the pantry, and are advertised ahead of time across the HCC campus. Miscellaneous donations in the form of easy-to-open canned or prepackaged non-perishable goods are also welcome at anytime throughout the year, but please be certain that donations are not expired or near expiring. We are always in need of the following items:

  • Cake mixes of all types
  • Individual-size bags of potato chips
  • Individually wrapped cracker packs, i.e. cracker and peanut butter
  • Jello mix
  • Pudding mix
  • Cereal
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned chicken
  • Tuna fish
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Fruit juice pouches
  • Packages of fruit chips
  • Fruit snack packs
  • Mac and cheese
  • Macaroni
  • Sazon packages
  • Oil (small bottles)

Donations or questions about the pantry in general should be directed to Arvard Lingham at or 413.552.2320 or Joanne Wrobel at, or 413.552.2561.

Arvard Lingham

Asst to VP and Coordinator of Kittredge Center Operations

Business & Community Services

Kittredge Center 319

413.552.2320 (Tel)

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