Mesabi Range is committed to providing excellent educational opportunities to
the communities it serves. We recognize basic needs — including things like food,
housing and transportation — can have a direct impact on the well-being and success
of our students.

To assist our community in meeting these needs, we’ve compiled the
resources below. The information will be revised when appropriate and evolve as

If you have any questions about the resources below or would like assistance
connecting with them, please contact one of Mesabi Range counselors.

Minnesota North College and Minnesota State have partnered with United Way 211 to establish a statewide basic needs resource hub. The basic needs resource hub provides all 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.

  • Mesabi Range Emergency Loan: Contact your advisor to apply
  • Mesabi Range Emergency Grant: Contact the Emergency Grant Coordinators, Kelly Dailey or Sabrina Skeens
  • Campus Food Shelf – Virginia & Eveleth: Open to all Mesabi Range College students. Monday – Friday 8:00am-4:30pm. See your advisor or counselor for more information.
  • Quad City Food Shelf: (218) 749-1371
    • 8367 Enterprise Drive North
      Mountain Iron MN 55768
  • Salvation Army Emergency Food Shelf: (218) 741-1889
    • The Emergency Food Shelf distributes by appointment only.
      507 South 12th Avenue West
      Virginia, MN 55729
  • Free Microsoft Office products through Office 365
  • IT, D2L, and Website Support On-Campus:
    • Virginia Campus:
    • Eveleth Campus: