More Food Programs

In addition to food shelves, Keystone offers other ways to access fresh food including Free Farmers Market Events and by hosting Fare for All.
Picture of a Free Farmers Market

Healthy Communities Require Access to Healthy Food Options

We believe that all of our neighbors in need should have access to vital support to be self-sufficient, stable and successful. To be successful, we know individuals and families in our community need access to healthy food resources.

Beyond our food shelf services, Keystone also offers other programs to give people access to healthy, affordable food.

Volunteer to Help Neighbors

Free Farmers Markets

Keystone is committed to giving people in our community access to fresh produce and healthy foods.

In 2019, Keystone hosted 10 Free Farmers Market events in our community. In total, we distributed 63,755 pounds of produce to 5,318 people in our community! Thank you to everyone who volunteered and participated.

Fare For All - Food That Makes Cents

We believe access to healthy, fresh and affordable food is a right. Keystone partners with The Food Group to offer the Fare For All Program in St. Paul’s West 7th neighborhood.

How it works

Fare For All is a great way to save money on quality, nutritious food. Fare For All buys fresh fruits, vegetables and frozen meat in bulk to save you up to 40% off grocery store prices. Produce and meats are packed into food packages to range in price from $10–$25. Fare For All is community supported and open to everyone. The more people who participate, the better.

2020 Fare For All Dates

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Fare for All is canceled until further notice.

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Keystone’s Programs are Essential: 

As you know, the Governor Walz issued an Executive Order directing Minnesotans to “Stay At Home” through April 10th. Keystone is an “essential” business and is part of the Twin Cities’ critical sector response to COVID-19. With this information, we will continue to operate our food shelf, crisis services, meals on wheels and case management programs that support our most vulnerable residents in St. Paul.  The executive order also defines “workers” and “personnel” as employees, contractors, vendors and volunteers. This clearly allows our dedicated and wonderful volunteers to continue serving at Keystone during this time. We will have more limited staff in our buildings but remain committed to offering vital support to those who need it.

Programs that are available to the community:

Our youth afterschool programs and active senior programs are canceled as well as any large gatherings in our community centers. AARP Tax Assistance is also canceled until further notice.

We are actively monitoring the situation and will implement any additional strategies when necessary. Stay tuned for updates as things are rapidly changing. 

How you can help: 

You might be wondering how you can help neighbors during this uncertain time. Here are the top ways you can support your community today:

Give

Your cash contributions give the greatest flexibility to responding the your neighbors’ needs. Support your neighbors today. 

Contribute

Give food and household items to keep our food shelves stocked. Click here to see our most needed items and where you can drop off your contributions.

Volunteer 

Your time supporting vulnerable people in our community is needed more than ever. Sign up today.

We are so grateful for your care and support!

Health and Safety Precautions during this time

As you know, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is rapidly evolving. We are relying on facts to inform thoughtful decision-making in an ever-evolving situation. Keystone is committed to providing services in safe, healthy environments for all of our participants, volunteers, and staff. During this time of heightened awareness, we are maintaining our thorough cleaning and food safety standards and expanding them as necessary.