June 01, 2021

Eagle Tribune: Groceries and grades: Warren visits Lawrence to bring attention to college food insecurity

LAWRENCE — Not long ago, pre-pandemic, Northern Essex Community College was serving peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the hallways of its Lawrence campus. 

Sure, NECC President Lane Glenn may have really liked a grab n' go grape jelly with crunchy Jif, but the PB&J sandwich stations signaled a lot more, the community college head explained. According to Glenn, they illustrated the harsh reality many college students face, right at home in Lawrence: That food insecurity is very real.

Glenn, NECC students and staff welcomed Sen. Elizabeth Warren to the Lawrence campus Tuesday to underscore that reality as they showed Warren the school's food pantry inside the Dimitry Building, 45 Franklin St. There is also a companion pantry at the Haverhill campus. Warren visited Lawrence to tout the Student Food Security Act, legislation aimed at addressing food insecurity on college campuses.


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By:  Allison Corneau
Source: Eagle Tribune