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How do I sign up for a food pantry locker pick-up?

Please visit the Using the DISH tab to learn more about signing up for the DISH Food Pantry. 

Can I receive more than one order per month from the DISH Food Pantry?

You may place 2-3 orders per month at the DISH Food Pantry. Please try to make each order at least 5-6 items. You may also use all of your points in one order.

Does the DISH Food Pantry deliver items?

Unfortunately our delivery system has been discontinued effective September 2022. If you are unable to come to campus to pick-up your order, please contact Molly Hansen at molly.hansen@bhcc.edu.

I have a large family at home. Am I able to get more points per month?

We understand that the pandemic has caused increased hardships on our students and their families. If you and your family are in need of additional points, please contact Molly Hansen at 617-228-2045 or email at molly.hansen@bhcc.edu for assistance. Each request will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Are there employment opportunities in the DISH Food Pantry?

Please contact Molly Hansen at molly.hansen@bhcc.edu for more information about employment opportunities at the DISH Food Pantry.

What items can I get with my points?

On Smart Choice, we offer a variety of non-perishable items, fresh refrigerated and frozen products, and hygiene items. Each item’s point value is based upon serving size and quantity of items available. Your points stretch far—most items are between 1-3 points and will last you for a while!

Can you help me apply for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps)?

While we do have information in the DISH about SNAP, please visit the Single Stop Office at singlestop@bhcc.edu for assistance with filling out the application.

How many points do I have per month?

Current BHCC students receive 35 points per month, and faculty/staff receive 30 points per month. These points will automatically be loaded onto your Smart Choice account on the first day of each month 

  • Please note that these points do not rollover. For example, if you do not use your points for one month, they will not carry over to the next month

Why was my application to use the DISH denied?

  • The DISH Food Pantry serves solely current students, staff, and faculty at Bunker Hill Community College. Alumni, unenrolled students, or family/friends of a current student are not eligible to register to use the DISH
  • For food assistance in the community, please visit https://www.boston.gov/departments/food-access.
  • If you have further questions, please contact dish@bhcc.edu

Contact and Hours

DISH Food Pantry
dish@bhcc.edu | 617-228-2045

Molly Hansen, M.Ed.
DISH Food Pantry Coordinator
molly.hansen@bhcc.edu | 617-228-2093

Office Hours
B100: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Thursday
G-Building Lobby: 3-7 p.m., Monday-Thursday
Friday by appointment only (email dish@bhcc.edu to schedule)