Delivering nutritious groceries to homebound seniors and adults with disabilities.
Supporting Neighbors with Food and Essentials
For many homebound seniors and adults with disabilities, getting groceries and essentials can be challenging, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Keystone is launching a new free grocery delivery program to increase food access for low-income seniors and adults with disabilities. Food is sourced from the Keystone food shelves, and we will try to accommodate customer choice as possible. Those who qualify can receive monthly deliveries.
VOLUNTEERS MAKE THIS PROGRAM SPECIAL
Volunteering is a meaningful experience for many people in our community. Volunteers can help pack groceries or deliver food packages to neighborhood seniors.
This program is supported by the DHS Live Well at Home Grant. We are grateful for our supporters.
How The Program Works
Here are many of the logistical details for this new free, grocery delivery program:
What Kinds of Groceries Will I Receive?
Food is sourced from the Keystone food shelf program and includes meat, dairy, fresh produce, and shelf-stable items. In each delivery, you will receive on average 25 pounds of food per person in the household.
While we can accommodate customer choice models (i.e. vegetarian, halal, etc.) the food you receive will depend on what is available.
When Will My Food Be Delivered?
Each participant will receive monthly grocery deliveries, unless you only want one delivery.
The service area is divided into routes, and deliveries will be conducted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Deliveries will be dropped off between 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. by a neighborhood volunteer.
Is It Safe?
For food safety, all food will be delivered within 90 minutes of leaving Keystone. During warmer weather, volunteers will have cold packs and coolers to keep food temperature safe.
We will offer contactless delivery. Volunteers will simply leave the food at your door and call you to let you know it has arrived.
You may leave a cooler outside for cold items to be placed in if you wish.
How Do I Sign Up?
To find out if you qualify or get registered for grocery deliveries, please call 651-645-0349.
Please note, there is a limit to the number of deliveries we can schedule each day. We will work with participants to schedule deliveries as quickly and as conveniently as possible.
How To Qualify
Due to grant guidelines, all people must meet the following guidelines to participate:
Seniors over the age of 60 OR adults with disabilities (SSDI, CADI, DD, BI) who have one of the following barriers:
Mobility issues limiting ability to carry groceries
Transportation issues liming their ability to get food and essential items
High-risk for COVID-19 and following strict isolation guidelines
Low-income (see income guidelines below)
Households of 3 or fewer individuals
Resides within program services area (see zip codes below) and doesn’t have the Keystone Foodmobile stopping at their location
Your address must be in one of the following zip codes to participant:
If you do not qualify for our delivery program, we still have plenty of options for you. Here a few resources you can explore. If you have other needs, a Keystone Care Consultant may be able to help you identify resources.
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.
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, you have two options. The first option is to call in to one of our food shelves to give verbal permission. The second is to write a note that states the name of the individual picking up for you, with your name and signature, and send it along with the person picking up your food. Please call our food shelves if you have any questions about this process.
You can receive locally delicious, nutritious, prepared meals that are delivered by a neighborhood volunteer. Meal options and frequency of delivery can be tailored to meet an individual’s schedule and dietary needs.
Keystone is a member of Metro Meals on Wheels, the organization who organizes the team that provides the services throughout the Twin Cities metro area. Call Metro Meals on Wheels at 612-623-3363 with questions or to register to receive Meals on Wheels.
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.