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Salem State University has joined with Citizens Inn and Salem’s Mass in Motion on a new initiative to address food insecurity in Salem and at Salem State University. Citizens Inn, which houses the Haven from Hunger food pantry and community-meals program, has reported that Salem residents, many of whom are Salem State students, are the largest population served by the organization, despite the fact that it is located in Peabody.
The Fresh Harvest Pop Up Stand, a cost-free, mobile food market, will bring part of the pantry offerings directly to Salem. Available every other Wednesday, the stand will open from 10 am-2 pm on Salem State’s campus at 68 Loring Avenue near Central Campus.
The Fresh Harvest Pop Up Stand operates much like a traditional food pantry with food being provided to Salem residents and Salem State students at no cost. A truck will deliver the food to each location, with food being displayed and dispersed by volunteers outside of the truck (or inside during inclement weather) for the duration of the pantry. The intent of this program is to offer food to those in need at more convenient locations. The majority of the Fresh Harvest Pop Up Stand’s offerings will be fresh produce, with a selection of shelf-stable foods.
Salem State students will need to register for this free market. You will be provided a registration card upon your first visit.
City of Salem residents will be asked to complete a registration form and provide a photo ID/piece of mail with their address, along with number of household residents, when they visit the Fresh Harvest Pop-Up Stand.