Serving the St. Kate’s Community to Fight Food Insecurity
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. We assist St. Kate’s community members in providing nutritious foods and personal care items in order to promote student success.
Opening in 2017, the St. Kate’s food shelf continues to 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.
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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 12–4 p.m. and is located in the Carondelet Center Kitchen, on the CSJ campus across from The O'Shaughnessy.
Distribution During COVID-19 Pandemic
In normal times we make efforts to welcome everyone into our space to shop and interact with others. Our goal has been to create an experience that provides guests dignity of choice. Sadly, we are not able to offer the shopping experience in person while we are trying to abide by the governor's orders and social distancing.
To continue to provide individualized food selection, use this order form, which enables you to make certain requests based on your health needs and food preferences. The form opens on Monday at noon during the week before the food shelf opens, and will remain open for one week.
- Off-campus students and On-campus students — 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, pick up near Carondelet Center.
St. Mary’s Clinic — 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, pick up at Carondelet Center.
Volunteer Sign Ups
Our food shelf proudly runs by generous and tenacious volunteers. If you’d like to help receive food orders and stock the food shelf, we receive them on the first and third Tuesday of every month. We also need volunteers on every first and third Wednesday during our regular food shelf hours from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.