Foodmobile

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 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.

Current service model: we are offering a hybrid model of some shopping inside our Foodmobile, and some pre-packaged services.

Upcoming Foodmobile Distributions

  • May Distributions

    Tuesday, May 3rd

    • University of St. Thomas – Outside of the Facilities & Design Center on Grand Ave & Cretin 55105
    • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, May 4th

    • St. Paul College – 235 Marshall Ave, St. Paul, MN 55102
    • 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

    Wednesday, May 4th

    • Grace Church Roseville – 1310 County Rd B2 W, Roseville, MN 55113
    • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    Friday, May 6th

    • Roseville Covenant Church – 2865 Hamline Ave N, St Paul, MN 55113
    • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    Monday, May 9th – CANCELED DUE TO VEHICLE ISSUES 

    • Roseville Public Library – 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113
    • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Monday, May 9th – CANCELED DUE TO VEHICLE ISSUES 

    • Terrace Heights – 2442 Rice St, Little Canada, MN 55113
    • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, May 10th

    • St. Michael’s Lutheran Church – 1660 County B Rd W, Roseville, MN 55113
    • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, May 11th

    • Anpetu Teca Education Center – 1910 County B Rd W, Roseville, MN 55113
    • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Monday, May 16th

    • DaVita Dialysis – 555 Park St, St Paul, MN 55103
    • 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, May 17th

    • DaVita Dialysis – 555 Park St, St Paul, MN 55103
    • 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, May 18th

    • New Life Church – 965 Larpenteur Ave W, Roseville, MN 55113
    • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

    Friday, May 20th

    • McDonough Recreation Center – 1544 Timberlake Rd, St Paul, MN 55117
    • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • June Distributions

    Wednesday, June 1st

    • St. Paul College – 235 Marshall Ave, St. Paul, MN 55102
    • 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

    Wednesday, June 1st

    • Grace Church Roseville – 1310 County Rd B2 W, Roseville, MN 55113
    • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    Friday, June 3rd

    • Roseville Covenant Church – 2865 Hamline Ave N, St Paul, MN 55113
    • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, June 7th

    • University of St. Thomas – Outside of the Facilities & Design Center on Grand Ave & Cretin 55105
    • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    Wednesday, June 8th

    • Anpetu Teca Education Center – 1910 County B Rd W, Roseville, MN 55113
    • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Monday, June 13th

    • Roseville Public Library – 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113
    • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Monday, June 13th 

    • Terrace Heights – 2442 Rice St, Little Canada, MN 55113
    • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, June 14th

    • St. Michael’s Lutheran Church – 1660 County B Rd W, Roseville, MN 55113
    • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, June 15th

    • New Life Church – 965 Larpenteur Ave W, Roseville, MN 55113
    • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

    Friday, June 17th

    • McDonough Recreation Center – 1544 Timberlake Rd, St Paul, MN 55117
    • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

    Monday, June 20th

    • DaVita Dialysis – 555 Park St, St Paul, MN 55103
    • 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Tuesday, June 21st

    • DaVita Dialysis – 555 Park St, St Paul, MN 55103
    • 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, May 18th

    • New Life Church – 965 Larpenteur Ave W, Roseville, MN 55113
    • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Keystone's Foodmobile

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

 

Important Program Text

Keystone Foodmobile Distributions are Cancelled Until Further Notice

The Rice Street Foodshelf will be closed Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13.

Due to catalytic converter theft, our Foodmobile distributions are cancelled until further notice. We are doing our best to get the vehicles fixed and back on the road as quickly as we can!

Additionally, the Rice Street Food Shelf will be closed on 5/12 and 5/13 for deep cleaning and volunteer training. Rice Street will resume regular hours on Monday, 5/16. If you are in need of food support, please visit our Midway Food Shelf.