Student volunteer packing meals

Tommie Food Shelf

The Tommie Food Shelf is a grocery giveaway that benefits students, staff, faculty, and community members. We partner with three local non-profit community partners to bring two monthly grocery giveaways to campus.

The Tommie Shelf Foodmobile is a St. Thomas initiative that helps eradicate food insecurity on our campus and in our community. Our mutually beneficial partnerships with Keystone Community Services, Good in the 'Hood, and Second Harvest Heartland provide up to twenty-five pounds of groceries a month.

On the first Tuesday of every month on the St. Paul Campus, Tommie Shelf partners with Keystone Community Services to give away shelf-stable food and fresh produce to all who attend the event.

On the third Wednesday of every month on the Minneapolis Campus, Tommie Shelf partners with Good in the 'Hood to give away shelf-stable food and fresh produce to St. Thomas students.

Tommie Shelf also partners with the Kitchen Coalition program through Second Harvest Heartland to provide premade, microwavable meals to students. These meals are prepared by local restaurants and distributed on both the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses.

If you have questions about accessing groceries through Tommie Shelf, please email to learn more, visit the Tommie Shelf OneStThomas.

St. Paul Campus Hours

First Tuesday of every month, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at the Iversen Center for Faith turnaround.

Minneapolis Campus Hours

Third Wednesday of every month, 3-5 p.m., in Terrence Murphy Hall, 252. This shelf is open from September through May.

Support the Food Shelf

If you have questions about becoming a supporter, please email

Join Our Crew

Tommie Shelf Crew is a co-curricular volunteer and advocacy group that invites students to advance food justice by joining in solidarity with their neighbors who don't have access to healthy, affordable food.

Tommie Shelf Crew students work with the Center for the Common Good's Global Justice Movement to advocate for justice, equity and dignity in food access.

Contact us to learn more about joining Tommie Shelf Crew.

Make a Monetary Donation

Your support ensures that members of our community who are facing food insecurity have access to quality, healthy food through the Tommie Shelf.

Make a Food Donation

Non-perishable groceries may be dropped off during the school year at the Anderson Student Center, Room 207. During certain times of year, other donation boxes may also pop up around campus.