STEP is excited to be starting work on a new program, Food Rescue! This program will enable us to pick up unwanted food from a local grocery store and distribute the product through our food shelf. This is a great opportunity to offer more healthful, fresh food options to our clients that utilize our services.
We are looking to build a crew of volunteers that are excited and dedicated to helping us make this program a success. Available shifts are Monday and Friday mornings, we are looking for warehouse volunteers to help unload, sort, organize and get rescue product out to food shelf clients. Volunteers would need to be able to lift boxes up to 50 pounds on a regular basis. Please contact Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or if you are interested in volunteering.
March is MN FoodShare Month and it is the perfect time to help us restock the food shelf. Minnesota FoodShare is a program of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches (GMCC), and began its work in 1982, with a campaign advanced by congregations to restock food shelves in the 7-county Twin Cities Metropolitan Area.
Today, the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign
brings together various Minnesota organizations, businesses, and places of worship to help keep 300 food shelves statewide stocked throughout the year.
When you donate in the month of March STEP will receive a partial match back from the GMCC making this a perfect time to give a monetary donation or host a food drive. STEP has a goal of raising a combination of 100,000 pounds of food and dollars this month. Help us reach our goal! Click the links for information on how to host a food drive, our donation hours and how you can donate now. Thank you for your support!
Spectranetics donated 546 pounds of food.
This young lady who collected 110 pounds of food for STEP for her 11th birthday!
Have you heard about the great food purchasing program we have in St. Louis Park called Fare For All?
It is a non-profit, community-supported program to purchase fresh produce, meat and more at a cost lower than the grocery stores! There is no need to register and is open to EVERYONE regardless of financial situation. The more people who participate, the more savings are passed on to customers.
Fare For All accepts cash, credit, debit, and EBT cards. Fare for All is a pop-up location in St. Louis Park at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (8115 State Hwy 7) one time each month. The next date is Wednesday January 18th. All of the SLP 2017 dates can be found here. We highly encourage you to give it a try and spread the word to your friends and neighbors!
January will also feature the Shoe Away Hunger bus. New and gently used shoes will be fore sale: kids shoes $2, adult shoes $5. They accept cash and credit. All proceeds help to fund “Good in the ‘Hood feeding Programs”. Shoe donations and monetary donations are also welcomed.