Addressing Food Insecurity, Nutrition, and Personal Wellness Needs
The St. Kate's 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 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.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email email@example.com.
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, on the CSJ campus across from The O'Shaughnessy.
COVID-19 Curbside Pick-Up
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.
If the food shelf's open hours do not accommodate your availability, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a pick-up time that works with your schedule.
Due to traditionally low usage in January and the potential need to change locations, the CSJ/St. Kate's Food Shelf will not be open as usual on the first and third Wednesday of the month. Instead, we encourage you to contact email@example.com for any food needs you may have during this time. Several people monitor this email account who will get you an order form and set up a time for you to pick up the requested items.
Volunteer Sign Ups
At this time, we are not accepting outside volunteers in the food shelf for the safety of our food shelf users — please check back later for further opportunities. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!