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Using the DISH

The DISH Food Pantry is available for current students, faculty, and staff members at Bunker Hill Community College. Our pantry offers flexible and convenient on-campus pick-ups in our new refrigerated lockers as well as Grab & Go Hours during the week.

Grab & Go Hours

The DISH Food Pantry offers Grab & Go Hours as a no-barrier access point for Bunker Hill community members to pick-up snacks, frozen meals, and fresh produce. There is no registration or identification needed to visit our Grab & Go Hours. In order to increase access, our pantry now offers office hours at the following times and locations:

DISH Food Pantry: B100: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Thursday
G-Building Lobby: 3-7 p.m., Monday-Thursday

Pantry Pick-Up Program

The DISH Food Pantry also offers staple pantry items, baby products, and hygiene supplies through our Pantry Pick-Up Program. Pick-up orders from the lockers are available all day, evenings, and weekends. Please note that our delivery system has been discontinued.

  • All users must first fill out the DISH Intake Form. This will verify Bunker Hill affiliation as well as gather some additional information for our advocacy work and reporting requirements.
  • Once completed, you will receive a username and PIN to use in Smart Choice, our food pantry ordering software. This email will also have information about how to place an order.
  • Download the Smart Choice Instruction guide
  • If you do not have access to a computer to fill out the form, please call Molly Hansen at 617-228-2045 for assistance

Using Smart Choice is easy, efficient, and user-friendly.

  • Every student has 35 points per month to shop in the DISH Food Pantry.
  • Faculty and staff have 30 points per month to use at the DISH Food Pantry. You may use your points for 4 orders throughout the month. Please try to do substantial orders of at least 5-6 items per order. You are also able to use all of your points in one order. Points refresh on the first of every month, and do not roll over from month to month.
  • Once you are complete you order, click on the green checkout button in the bottom right of the screen. You will then be able to select a day/time for your pick-up. The Food Pantry Coordinator will call or text you to confirm on the day of your selected pick-up and provide instructions on how to use the refrigerated lockers.

DISH Inventory

Our inventory will vary, but we typically offer the following types of items:

  • Fresh produce (typically onions, carrots, and potatoes)
  • Frozen chicken, fish, and turkey
  • Pasta & rice
  • Canned beans
  • Tuna/canned meat
  • Peanut butter & jelly
  • Canned fruits & vegetables
  • Hygiene products such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, and deodorant
  • Specialty items such as gluten/dairy/nut-free products and baby food/items

In order to ensure that we have enough for everyone, there may be limits placed upon popular items such as hygiene items, frozen meat/vegetables, and produce. These limits will be automatically placed on all Smart Choice accounts. Please email dish@bhcc.edu if you have any questions.

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)