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/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.
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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 12–6 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.
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.
Opportunities for Engagement
Food Shelf Dates
- October 20
- November 3
- November 17
- December 1
- December 15
Thank you for joining us in the Garden!
We couldn't have done it with all your help. Thank you! We will be gardening once the ground has thawed, look here for updates. In the meantime, enjoy a wonderful cookbook to get you through until the next growing season and consider making a donation.
Intern with us!
Volunteer Sign Ups
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us. Please email email@example.com for current opportunities.
Ghanaian Green Chili Sauce – CSJ Garden/Food Shelf Update
On November 11, St. Kate’s senior Fidaules Hafize came to the St. Kate’s/CSJ Food Shelf to teach community gardeners how to make Ghanaian green chili sauce. Read more here: https://www.csjstpaul.org/general/ghanian-green-chili-sauce-updates-from-the-csj-garden-foodshelf/
Second Harvest Heartland
The Food Group
Twin Cities Food Justice
Minnesota Central Kitchen
University dining, catering, and marketplace
Common Roots (Carondelet Center)
Celeste’s Dream Community Gardens
St. Kate’s Community Gardens
Local Community Gardeners
Highland Catholic Gardens
St. Kate’s Holiday Party, CDH
If you are interested in supporting the St. Kate's food shelf, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Students, did you know that your meal points can go directly to helping the St. Kate's Food Shelf? Donate your extra meal points at the end of the semester. To learn more please talk to your Sodexo representative or reach out to email@example.com.
- Can I come to the food shelf?
- All members of the St. Kate’s Community are invited to visit the food shelf and we welcome all without distinction.
- Do I need to bring anything with me?
- Community members are welcome to bring a reusable bag to the food shelf, but there are no required items to bring.
- How do I get to the food shelf?
- The St. Kate's food shelf is in the southwestern corner of Carondelet Center, located behind the O'Shaughnessy Auditorium. Enter through the doors facing Fairview Avenue.
- Who is eligible?
- Anyone who identifies as food insecure is eligible. No other documentation is required.
- What food is available at the food shelf?
- Though our stock is subject to change, we typically offer non-perishables, fresh produce from the community garden and local co-ops, and personal care items.