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Going beyond simply providing a top-notch education to our students, Minneapolis College is shaping our environment through a more holistic approach, creating opportunities by providing access to basic needs. Attending to mental and physical health, hunger, housing, supplies, COVID-19 and other essential services helps ensure students can attain their goals.

If you need personal assistance, please contact the Student Support Center:

Location: T.2200 (Student Support Center)
Phone: 612-659-6709
Email: resources@minneapolis.edu 

Minneapolis College Food Pantry

Food Pantry

The Student Support Center's Food Pantry is open and students are now able to access the food pantry up to two semesters past their last semester of enrollment. 

In the interest of public health and safety, distribution will only take place via online orders.  

Hours are from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

Orders will be available for pickup outside of T.1220 across from the Bookstore on Wednesdays, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

Please bring reusable bags if able or return purple bags to be cleaned and reused. 

Students can select their preferred grocery items and place their orders using:

Minneapolis College Food Pantry Order Form

Please submit your form by 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday to ensure we have time to fulfill your order. When we reach capacity, we will close the order form. We will do our best to provide the items you prefer. 

211 Basic Needs Resource Hub

Minneapolis College and Minnesota State have partnered with United Way 211 to establish a statewide basic needs resource hub. The basic needs resource hub provides Minneapolis College students access to basic needs resources and support available on campus and in the community via phone, text, or chat 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

United Way 211 provides free and confidential health and human services information. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to connect you with the resources and information you need. If you’re looking for information about services available in your community for you or a loved one, they can help. 

Text MNHELP to 898-211(TXT211) or call 211 (toll free at 1-800-543-7709) to speak with one of their highly trained information and referral specialists. Your call is completely confidential, and they have call menus in English, Spanish, and Hmong. Interpreters are also available for any language.

Visit the 211 website to learn more or to explore resources and support that may be available. 

To search the 211 database of basic needs resources online, please visit the student basic needs website.