Food Shelves – Keystone Community Services

Food Shelves

Our food shelves provide quality, healthy food for our neighbors in need, helping them be self-sufficient, stable and successful.

Using our VEHICLE to serve hungry people.


Woman at a food shelf

Supporting individuals and families in EMERGENCIES.

Crisis Support

Tomatoes at a food shelf

Distributing FRESH FOOD through more programs.

More Food Programs

Tomatoes at a food shelf
Juice and food at a food shelf

Give back to the community by GIVING food.

Give Food

Providing Food & Support

Our food shelves in Ramsey County are designed to support people who need food assistance and other help. Along with our Foodmobile, crisis support and additional food programs, we are working to strengthen our community by giving ample access to our neighbors in need.

Donate to Support Neighbors in Need

Food Shelf Services and Locations

You can go to any Keystone food shelf location that is convenient to you. No appointment is necessary. Food shelf participants are served on a first come, first served basis during the hours listed below.

Important service update: As Keystone Community Services prepares to move into the Keystone Community Food Center, we have closed our Midway Food Shelf and Rice Street Food Shelf on December 1. Beginning December 4, the Midway Food Shelf and Rice Street Food Shelf will transition to using the Foodmobile to provide limited alternative services from December 4 to December 17 at both food shelves on select dates. Please note, we will have a 50-person service limited per service from the Foodmobile. There will be no food services from December 18 to December 31 as we move and set up the new Community Food Center. Scroll down to find the alternative service times! 


Rice Street Food Shelf

1459 Rice Street, Suite 3 (at Arlington Avenue), St. Paul, MN 55117

    • Monday, December 4: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 7: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Monday, December 11: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, December 14: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Midway Food Shelf

1916 University Avenue W. (near Prior Avenue), St. Paul, MN 55104

  • Wednesday, December 6: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 8: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 13: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 15: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Click Here to View the Alternative Service Hour Flyers

Additional Food Shelf Resources

Accessing Food Shelf Services

To be eligible for food shelf services, you must establish a need, seeking emergency food services.

What to Bring:

It is helpful if you bring a photo ID with you to use the food shelf as it helps with our program management and speeds up the paperwork process, but it is NOT required for you to receive food shelf services.

Sending Someone to the Food Shelf in Your Place:

If you are unable to pick up food for yourself at the food shelves or on the Foodmobile, you may designate someone else to pick up for you. To do this, one option is to call in to one of our food shelves to give verbal permission. The other option, is to write a note that states the name of the individual picking up for you, with your name and signature. Please call our food shelves if you have any questions about this process.

Delivery Program

Keystone launched a free delivery program to help more low-income seniors and adults with disabilities access food support. Those who qualify can receive monthly deliveries, dropped off by Keystone volunteers. Learn more about this program and if you qualify today.

Learn more about our Delivery Program

Food Safety

Keystone practices all food safety precautions to ensure the food we provide to the community is healthy and safe. Below is a resource full of information about how you can keep your food safe at home including how to clean foods, safe storage practices, how to read best-by dates, and more.

Food Safety Tips