Food Resources


The PTCC Mobile Food Pantry provides free food bi-monthly to all PTCC students, staff, and faculty. Please pre-register by Tuesday at 12:00 pm on the week of each distribution. The Mobile Food Pantry truck location will be in the North lot just to the North of the Child Care Aware building. Thet times of distribution will be from 12:00-2:00. All individuals are encouraged to bring coolers and/or warm bags to store food in their vehicles as there will be limited PTCC staff availability during the pickup times.


  • Wednesday, September 11th, Full Shop
  • Wednesday, September 25th, Bread & Produce
  • Wednesday, October 9th, Full Shop
  • Wednesday, October 23rd, Bread & Produce
  • Wednesday, November 13th, Full Shop
  • Wednesday, November 27th, Bread &  Produce
  • Wednesday, December  11th, Full Shop
  • Wednesday, December 18th. Full Shop


What is SNAPO? We play bingo games to win groceries! One Monday per month, we host the SNAPO hunger awareness event in the Lodge and all students are invited to participate. The event is called SNAPO because it highlights the SNAP food program. SNAP E&T, and the Mobile Food Pantry. Students stop at the registration table to pick up bingo cards, a cup of beans to mark their squares, and a free lunch ticket provided by our partnership with the Student Senate. Then, the fun begins! Students are able to win full bags of groceries and snacks or beverage items.

SNAPO Dates for Fall

  • Monday, September 23rd
  • Monday, October 21st
  • Monday, November 18th
  • Monday, December 9th

SNAP helps individuals and families buy food at local grocery stores and farmers markets. SNAP can bridge the financial gap to support individuals and families to have access to healthy nutritious food. Students who have a 0 EFC or are work-study eligible are eligible for SNAP benefits.  

Are you eligible for SNAP?

The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) helps families with children meet their basic needs, while helping parents move to financial stability through work. Parents are expected to work, and are supported in working with both cash and food assistance. Most families have a lifetime limit of 60 months on MFIP.


Family Pathways provides access to healthy food for individuals and families. With the support of community Family Pathways actively works to correct disparities to ensure all people have what they need to achieve and maintain health, well-being and prosperity. 

Twin Cities Mobile Market is a mobile grocery store on a bus that brings affordable foods—such as fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy and grains—directly to Twin Cities neighborhoods that don’t have nearby grocery stores or food shelves. 

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Fare For All– is a food group cooperative purchasing program that offers affordable groceries and packages of produce and meat up to 40% off retail prices. Fare For All helps individuals and families stretch food dollars and is a great way to save money on quality, nutritious food.   

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