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.