Hive Supply

COVID-19 Update to Hive Supply Operations

The Hive Supply, our campus-based food pantry, is still open for student use during this time. To comply with current recommendations for the CDC related to social distancing we have created pre-packed brown paper bags with items from the Hive Supply as a grab and go option. Students are also able to pick up a bag of food items on campus, on the 4th floor in College Center during business hours (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday) or the Heintz Center Hive Supply location during Hive Supply hours (see below).

Hive Supply Deliveries

The Hive Supply will now be making deliveries of food items to students in need who are not able to visit campus. Deliveries will be available every-other Monday, starting September and will continue throughout December! Deliveries will be made on Mondays from 10:00am to 4:00pm and dropped off at the door or entrance to an apartment complex. Students will be notified when their delivery is dropped off. We are currently making deliveries within the Rochester city limits. If you do not live in Rochester please e-mail Travis Rutt at for assistance with a delivery. You can request a Hive Supply delivery  Please make your request by 4:30pm on Wednesday.

See more information on Campus and Community Resources during the COVID-19 crisis.

Hive Supply is RCTC’s on campus food pantry. Currently enrolled RCTC students have access to Hive Supply which is stocked with non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products, and other items such as toilet paper, laundry soap, pans, and utensils. Inventory varies based on time of year and donations. Free to students in need. Students may visit once per week and collect a maximum of 10 items per visit.

Hive Supply Hours Main Campus (CC407):

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-4 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Hive Supply Hours Heintz Center (H1128B):

Monday:  8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

Thursday: 8:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Friday: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

The HIVE Supply always follows the academic calendar, as well as any unforeseen delays and/or closures at the campus. Please refer to for up-to-date academic calendars, delays, and weather closures.


Donations are always welcome! Non-perishable food and personal hygiene items may be donated directly to either Hive Supply location. Suggested items for donations include:

  • Canned Meat and Meals (Tuna, Chicken, Stews, Soup, Ravioli, etc.)
  • Canned Vegetables and Fruits
  • Peanut Butter
  • Boxed Meals (Hamburger Helper, Rice-A-Roni, Mac & Cheese, etc.)
  • Baking Ingredients (Flour, Sugar, Bisquick, Oil, etc.)
  • Household Items (Hand soap, Kleenex, Laundry soap, etc.)
  • Personal Care Items (Deodorant, Shampoo, Toothpaste, etc.)
  • Plates, silverware, can openers, serving spoons, etc.

Monetary donations through the RCTC Foundation are also accepted.


Contact the Department of Student Life at 507-285-7206 or