The Foodmobile brings food shelf services directly to people with transportation barriers.
Foodmobile participants getting food

The Foodmobile Brings Food Shelf Services Directly to People

Introduced in 2015, Keystone’s Foodmobile Program is a mobile food shelf service.  This innovative model brings food shelf services directly to people who have transportation barriers or who live in neighborhoods that lack access to full grocery stores. Our Foodmobiles travel throughout St. Paul and the northern suburbs of Ramsey County to bring nutritious food to people in need.

How it works

Our mobile food shelf has refrigerated and frozen compartments so that it can provide the same variety of foods as our three food shelf locations. Keystone strategically partners with organizations to offer distributions in areas of high need. Foodmobile participants can easily walk to distributions which saves time, money and stress for families with small children, people with mobility issues or people who have barriers getting to our food shelf locations. Today the Foodmobile offers 30+ distributions every month.

Volunteer on the Foodmobile

Access Foodmobile Services

For people needing emergency food support we are pleased to offer public Foodmobile distribution events. Please note that the Foodmobile is a Keystone food shelf and thus participants can only access services once a month.

New participants to Keystone should be prepared to fill out a short intake form on your first visit. Participants are encouraged to bring your own shopping bags. If you have any questions about the Foodmobile, please contact us.

Foodmobile Distribution During COVID 19

We are working with our current Foodmobile site partners to create a Foodmobile delivery model that adheres to CDC and Minnesota Department of Health Guidelines to allow social distancing for participants, staff and volunteers. We appreciate your assistance and patience as we all strive to keep each other healthy during this time.

During this time, participants will receive shelf stable items, produce, milk, meat and other staples via the Foodmobile in a pre-packed model. We can accommodate dietary needs and choice in some ways but we appreciate your understanding as we navigate this safe, efficient service delivery.

Summer 2021 Foodmobile Distributions

Due to some staff transitions, we’re running a smaller Foodmobile schedule for the summer of 2021 while we focus on hiring and onboarding new team members. Please visit the Keystone events page or Facebook page for the Foodmobile distributions and other food distribution events you can participate in. You are also welcome to visit our food shelves – hours and locations are available here.


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From Foodmobile Participants

See what our Foodmobile Participants have to say about their experiences.

“Sometimes food is lacking because I don’t make enough money to cover everything, like rent, my car payment, insurance, gas and electricity. So when I run out of food at home, the Foodmobile is the best place to go because I can get milk and eggs and things like that to keep me going until I get paid and can grocery shop again.” ~Wendell

“The Foodmobile volunteers help with everything.  We talk about menus, recipes, favorite foods and tastes. The volunteer help me pick items that work with my lifestyle and my needs. They make me feel like I am shopping with my friends.  I always leave with a smile and a large load of groceries.” ~ Jean

“The Foodmobile is a life saver. It is convenient and the food choices available are things I would actually select at the grocery store. I’m a little bit of a foodie so I’m so happy when I step onto the Foodmobile and know I can use every ingredient in ways my family will enjoy.” ~ Sasha

NEW Summer food shelf service hours

Effective Monday, July 12 through Labor Day, our food shelf service hours have changed. These hours are the same for both the Midway Food Shelf and Rice Street Food Shelf locations.

Please click here to see our new summer food shelf hours

Wondering about special food events? Click here for the full calendar of events.

Have a question about our mask policy or our re-opening plan? Click here for information.