The Mobile Pantry @ DCTC

Dakota County Technical College has partnered with the Eagan and Lakeville Resource centers to bring the Mobile Pantry to the college's main campus in Rosemount, Minn. Beginning June 2013 the Mobile Pantry will be available to any DCTC student in need of food support. Mobile Pantry participation has no income requirements or residency restrictions. The program is free to all students. Students become eligible upon completing an intake done by trained DCTC staff. After competing an intake, monthly appointments must be arranged in advance by emailing For more information, students can visit the Learning Center, Student Life or see an academic advisor.

The Mobile Pantry will be on the DCTC main campus in Rosemount at the northeast entrance by the Card Lot every other Thursday from noon to 3 p.m. Weekly visits will resume in September. Students and their families can receive food from the Mobile Pantry every 30 days. At each visit, participants will receive on average enough food to last 2.5 weeks. Seventy percent of the food is both wholesome and perishable, including the following:

  • Milk and other dairy products
  • Eggs
  • Meat
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Bakery goods
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables

To receive food support through the Mobile Pantry complete the following steps:

Step 1: Complete an intake with one of the following staff members:

Step 2: Schedule an appointment with the Mobile Pantry by emailing Please include in the email who you completed an intake with, and the day and time you would like to make an appointment. The Mobile Pantry will be on the Rosemount campus Thursdays from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. at the northeast entrance by the Card Lot.

Step 3: When you arrive for your appointment with the Mobile Pantry, check in inside Door 20 (east of the main visitor entrance).

To learn more about Student Life or the Mobile Pantry at DCTC, contact:

Nicole Meulemans

Anna Voight