Addressing Food Insecurity, Nutrition, and

Personal Wellness Needs

The St. Kate’s/CSJ food shelf is a collaborative project between St. Kate’s and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet serving the St. Kate’s community without distinction. Our food system prioritizes health equity, cultural inclusivity, environmental sustainability, care, and compassion. 

We serve St. Kate’s community members collaboratively through partnerships with the community gardens, educational departments, and other community organizations. Faculty and staff members who make the food shelf function do so on a volunteer basis, guided by student workers. 

To support members of the St. Kate’s community who may be facing food insecurity, the Center for Spirituality and Social Justice partners with faculty, staff, and the CSJ community from across the University to run and supply the St. Kate’s/CSJ food shelf. Thanks to our community partners and the Sisters of St. Joseph for providing us with the space, donations, and support in fighting food insecurity. 

How to Use the Food Shelf

Any St. Kate’s community member is welcome to use the food shelf, and create a bag of groceries that serves their needs. We offer fresh fruits and vegetables, breads, and an assortment of other foods that will provide a balanced diet.

The food shelf is open on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 12–6 p.m. and is located in the Carondelet Center Kitchen 101, on the CSJ campus across from The O’Shaughnessy.

At this time, we ask students to sign up for a 20-minute time slot when they plan to come to the food shelf. This will help us to limit the number of people at the food shelf at one given time. Each 20-minute time slot can accommodate four students, and we have extended the hours for the food shelf to 6 p.m. to make sure that we can serve as many students as possible.

Reserve a time slot for pick-up

If the food shelf’s open hours do not accommodate your availability, please reach out to foodshelf@stkate.edu to arrange a pick-up time that works with your schedule.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email foodshelf@stkate.edu.

Donor Information

If you are interested in supporting the St. Kate’s food shelf, please email us at foodshelf@stkate.edu. Your donation will go directly to the fight against food insecurity in the St. Kate’s community. While we appreciate all donations, monetary contributions are especially appreciated. For every dollar donated we are able to purchase $5.00 of food and personal care items from local food banks.

Partnerships

Food banks

Second Harvest Heartland
The Food Group

Local partnerships

Twin Cities Food Justice
The Breadsmith
Minnesota Central Kitchen

Food Recovery

University dining, catering, and marketplace
Common Roots (Carondelet Center)
Herbivorous Butcher

Gardens

Celeste’s Dream Community Gardens
St. Kate’s Community Gardens
Local Community Gardeners
Tacheny Farm
Highland Catholic Gardens

Community Donations

St. Kate’s Holiday Party, CDH

The food shelf is an initiative of the St. Kate’s/CSJ Food Insecurity Project (FIP). Read more about FIP’s commitment to you.