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Campus addresses food insecurity with at-cost grocery store

With no affordable, walkable grocery stores near campus, MIT opens TechMart for a convenient place for students to buy low-cost ingredients.

Boston’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is addressing concerns about a food desert for on-campus students who cook by opening TechMart, an at-cost grocery store, subsidized by their dining program. It all started when students formed the Food Insecurity Solutions Working Group last year to address students’ lack of access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. According to their report, MIT students were finding it challenging to set aside the time

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