Foodmobile

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

The Foodmobile Brings Food Shelf Services Directly to People

Introduced in 2015, Keystone’s Foodmobile is our food shelf on wheels. 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 Foodmobile travels 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 25+ 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.

To access Foodmobile services, please bring a photo ID and current piece of official mail with you. 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.

Contact Us

Foodmobile Public Distribution Schedule

Come visit the Foodmobile at one of our public distribution events. Please note, the Foodmobile may leave a distribution site early if participation is slow at the site. We advise arriving early in the distribution time period.

  • September

    September 3

    • Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    • Location: University of St. Thomas, St. Paul campus. Distribution will be near the intersection of Grand Avenue and Cretin Avenue. Look for signs for exact location.

    September 10

    • Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • Location: Montreal Court Apartments, 425 Labore Road, Little Canada, MN 55117

    September 10

    • Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    • Location: St. Michael’s Church, 1660 County B W, Roseville, MN 55113

    September 13

    • Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    • Location: St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church,  2300 Hamline Avenue, Roseville, MN 55113

    September 25

    • Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    • Location: Wabasha Apartments, 545 Wabasha Street N, St Paul, MN 55102
  • October

    October 1

    • Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    • Location: University of St. Thomas, St. Paul campus. Distribution will be near the intersection of Grand Avenue and Cretin Avenue. Look for signs for exact location.

    October 8

    • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Location: Montreal Court Apartments, 425 Labore Road, Little Canada, MN 55117

    October 8

    • Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    • Location: St. Michael’s Church, 1660 County B W, Roseville, MN 55113

    October 11

    • Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    • Location: St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church,  2300 Hamline Avenue, Roseville, MN 55113

    October 17

    • Time: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    • Location: Hamline University, Outside Drew Hall, 1523 Hewitt Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104

    October 23

    • Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Location: Wabasha Apartments, 545 Wabasha Street N, St Paul, MN 55102
  • November

    November 5

    • Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    • Location: University of St. Thomas, St. Paul campus. Distribution will be near the intersection of Grand Avenue and Cretin Avenue. Look for signs for exact location.

    November 8

    • Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    • Location: St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church,  2300 Hamline Avenue, Roseville, MN 55113

    November 12

    • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • Location: Montreal Court Apartments, 425 Labore Road, Little Canada, MN 55117

    November 12

    • Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    • Location: St. Michael’s Church, 1660 County B W, Roseville, MN 55113

    November 21

    • Time: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    • Location: Hamline University, Outside Drew Hall, 1523 Hewitt Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104

    November 27

    • Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Location: Wabasha Apartments, 545 Wabasha Street N, St Paul, MN 55102

Meet Ruby, Foodmobile Participant

Ruby & Ilon Preston, Foodmobile Manager

Ruby Appreciates the Foodmobile services

Ruby has always been budget-conscious person. But money can only be stretched so far. A hard worker who enjoyed owning her own townhome, she now lives in affordable housing on a fixed income after breaking her ankle and being diagnosed with lupus and other health problems. All of that change hasn’t been easy.

But Ruby isn’t one to just make the best of things. She strives to make things better. One way she brings joy into her community is by bringing people together around home-cooked meals. That’s why she’s grateful for Keystone’s Foodmobile, a mobile food shelf that distributes free food in high-need areas of St. Paul. Once a month, the Foodmobile stops right outside Ruby’s building and she, and many other residents, are right there to meet it.

“Without that help from the Foodmobile, I don’t know what a lot of people here would do because they don’t have much money left after they pay rent and utilities. Seeing that bus brings a smile to a lot of people’s faces because they know they can make it for the rest of the month,” Ruby says.

 

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