Food & Goods – Keystone Community Services

Food & Goods

Donating in-kind gifts support Keystone's mission. We welcome donations of food, personal care items, used bikes and so much more.

Your Support is Vital

Donations of food and personal care items are so appreciated and vital for our food shelves! Your contributions and support help providing nourishing support to your neighbors in need.

In addition to the in-kind donations we receive from the community, Keystone is also able to stretch its dollars further by working with purchasing programs that help support our neighbors. With your financial support, we are able to purchase items in bulk from food banks.

give back this holiday season

During this time of the year, Keystone’s Food Shelves are busier than ever — so we love in-kind donations! Your support will help fill our food shelves with quality food for our neighbors in need!

If you and your group are interested in hosting a drive for Keystone, we have resources to help you below:

First, here is a brief to-do list for getting started on planning on a drive:

  • Choose the dates of your drive
  • Reach out to Keystone to let us know about your drive!
  • Request donation barrels or promotional signage from Keystone if needed
  • Collect your items
  • Coordinate a time to drop-off your collected donations

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Special Note Regarding Donation Drop Off: Beginning November 30, 2023 and through early January 2024, all donations must be dropped off at our Merriam Park Community Center location (2000 St. Anthony Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104) as we prepare to close our food shelves in preparation to move to the new Keystone Community Food Center. We can only accept non-perishable food items during this time (no bread or produce).

 Get Hours and Details to Drop Off of In-kind Donations

Most Need Food Shelf Items

We welcome donations of shelf-stable grocery items and many household staples and hygiene items. Here is a list of some of our most needed items:

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Cooking oil
  • Cereal
  • Rice
  • Peanut butter
  • Pasta
  • Canned meat
  • Diapers
  • Toilet paper
  • Hygiene items

To find the full list of our food shelves most needed items, click the link below:

Complete List Most Needed Food Shelf Items

Please keep in mind that this is not a complete list of items we accept. If you have a special item in mind to donate or have questions about our donation process, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Have more questions? We would love to connect with you further about your donation drive and support you in any way we can.

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