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

Improving Food Access for our Community

Our food shelves in Ramsey County are designed to support those 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.

Not only does Keystone aim to give families access to food and emergency services, but we provide healthy choices and supplemental food sources to keep families on the right track – empowering them to build self-sufficiency and healthy eating habits.

Donate to Support Neighbors in Need

Planning for a New Community Food Site

Keystone is making plans for a new community food site which will help expand food resources in our community. We invite you to stay informed and learn more about this exciting project today.

Learn about Keystone’s new Community Food Site

important: Updated food shelf hours

These hours are the same for both the Midway Food Shelf and Rice Street Food Shelf locations.

Current Food Shelf Service Hours:

  • Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. 
  • Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. 
  • Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Closed in the afternoon 
  • Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. 
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. 

Keystone Food Shelf 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.

Midway Food Shelf

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

Rice Street Food Shelf

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

Access 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.

Current Service Delivery

Due to the Coronavirus (Covid 19), we have changed to emergency services and are not able to offer full choices in the food shelf at this time. Every household will receive dry goods, produce and refrigerated/freezer items per your household size and diet preference (ie. vegetarian). Due to safety, we are also not able to provide a public restroom at this time.

Upon arrival to the food shelf, please form an orderly line outside for food shelf services. In line, please stand at least six feet apart. Only one household will be served at a time to allow greater social distancing. When the household ahead of you exits the food shelf lobby, you may enter the lobby. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we make our services as accessible and safe as possible for everyone.

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.

NEW – Delivery Program

In January 2020, Keystone launched a new 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