Learn more about the program.
Salem State University is proud to host the Fresh Harvest Pop-Up Market, a cost-free, mobile food pantry that brings fresh produce and healthy shelf-stable food directly to the campus and surrounding community twice each month. Salem State partners with Citizens Inn and the Salem Pantry, with funding from the Brace Cove Foundation, on this initiative with the goal of addressing food insecurity in Salem and at Salem State University.
Available the first and third Wednesday of each month, the stand is open from 10 am-2 pm on Salem State’s campus at 68 Loring Avenue across from 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, faculty and staff at no cost. Food is delivered to the above location, is displayed in a farmer’s market format for selection, and is distributed by volunteers. 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 intent of the Fresh Harvest Pop-Up Market is to offer food to those in need at more convenient locations throughout the City of Salem. Please check the Salem Pantry website or follow their Facebook page to get updates on the market schedule throughout the year.
Salem State students, faculty and staff will need to show their ClipperCard to access food. City of Salem residents will be asked to complete a registration form and provide a photo ID and a piece of mail with their current address each time they visit.
Volunteers are needed to assist with setup, food distribution and breakdown. Please contact Samantha Johanson, Manager of Operations, the Salem Pantry or visit the Salem Pantry website if you have questions or are interested in learning more.