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Beyond the Stacks: September is Hunger Action Month: Home

Beyond the Stacks

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September: Hunger Action Month

 Image source: under a CC BY 2.0 license 

For more information about Hunger Action Month, visit the following resources:

September is Hunger Action Month, from Feeding America

September is Hunger Action Month, from the Greater Chicago Food Depository

Campus Resources

MCC's Purple Pantry

Are you dealing with food insecurity? The Purple Pantry provides café coupons to students who need a meal. Ask for a Purple Pantry café coupon at Campus Safety, B176, or Advising, A257. If you need to take food home, you may pick up a variety of non-perishable foods and information about community resources from the Purple Pantry in Advising, A257.

Visit the Student Success Center in A247 for more information.

Local Resources

Crystal Lake Food Pantry

Crystal Lake Food Pantry - how to receive assistance

Other area food pantries (from

Food Connections (from Illinois Department of Human Services) Provides links to food pantries, soup kitchens, Illinois' food bank network, and the nation's food bank network

Greater Chicago Food Depository

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