The Mobile Pantry @ DCTC

Mobile Pantry

The Mobile Pantry @ DCTC

Dakota County Technical College has partnered with the Open Door, formerly the Eagan & Lakeville Resource Center, to bring the Mobile Pantry to campus. The Mobile Pantry is free for any DCTC student in need of food support. It has no income requirements or residency restrictions. 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 Center for Student Success, Enrollment Services or see an academic advisor. At each visit, students will receive an average of 2 ½ weeks' worth of food which is 70% perishable and wholesome, 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 every other Thursday 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:

Contact Information

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Kendall Palfi