Hunger Free Campus

Hunger Free Campus

The Hunger Free Campus Act was passed in 2019 by the Minnesota State Legislature. The Act established the Hunger Free Campus Designation requirements for community and technical colleges in the Minnesota State System. In order to be awarded the Hunger Free Campus Designation, there are five eligibility requirements.  These five requirements compliment HTC’s goal of student persistence and retention.

Hunger Free Campus Designation Requirements

  • establish a partnership with a local food bank to provide regular, on-campus food distributions 
  • provide information to students on SNAP, MFIP, and other programs that reduce ​food insecurity;​ 
  • hold or participate in one hunger awareness event per academic year;​ 
  • have an established emergency assistance grant that is available to students;
  • establish a hunger task force that meets a minimum of three times per academic year

HTC students were survyed using the #RealCollege survey in 2019.  The survey found that 40% of HTC students are food insecure, which means they do not have a steady source of food or cannot afford to feed themselves or their families.


HTC Food Distributions for All Students

Good in the Hood           Food Group

Hennepin Technical College has partnered with Good in the ‘Hood! and the Food Group to provide free groceries to students in need.  Groceries are distributed on a first come, first serve basis. During COVID-19, do not come in the building. After you check-in, volunteers will load food into your car.  All students are welcome.

If you are interested in contactless options or have questions, please contact

Brooklyn Park Campus

  • Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 3-5pm
  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 3-5pm
  • Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 3-5pm
  • Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 3-5pm

Check-in at the outdoor table at the auditorium entrance in Staff/Faculty Lot #1 by the auditorium and a volunteer will bring groceries to your vehicle.


Eden Prairie Campus

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2021 from 3-5pm
  • Tuesday, March 2, 2021 from 3-5pm
  • Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 3-5pm
  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021 from 3-5pm

Check-in at the outdoor table outside of the Auditorium Parking Lot/J Doors and a volunteer will bring groceries to your vehicle. 


Are you in need of more money for groceries? SNAP (formerly food stamps) is a monthly financial benefit that allows you to purchase healthy, nutritious foods at local grocery, convenience, farmers markets and recently online on amazon and Wal-Mart. Meet with a resource guide to learn about SNAP and other public support programs. There is no risk in seeing if you are eligible.

Check out the public supports screening tool here at Bridge to Benefits. This can help determine if you are eligible for programs like SNAP, Energy Assistance, Child Care Assistance and more.

Questions? Contact Quinn Schollett or book an appointment.

Quinn Schollett           

 Quinn Schollett
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