“Last Day of Summer” Aquatic Event

“Last Day of Summer” event hosted by St. Louis Park’s Aquatic Park to support STEP is Sunday, August 27 from 3-7pm.  Enjoy a great deal on end of the summer fun and support your local food shelf at the same time!
Bring a non-perishable food item or cash donation and pool entrance is only $1! Season pass holders who bring a donation will receive a coupon for one free small fountain beverage of choice.  Please come out for a fun day and to support STEP!
Check their website for address and additional details.  We hope to see you there!

 

STEP in STEEL TOE

STEP in STEEL TOE

After the last year’s smashing success, STEP is returning to our friends at Steel Toe Brewing on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm . Last year, this event sold out in advance. Attendees are encouraged to purchase your tickets well ahead of time.

Steel Toe Brewing has generously donated their taproom and service for a fun STEP event. As if that’s not enough they will also be donating a portion of the profits from every pint sold to STEP. Talk about drinking for a good cause!

Steel Toe Brewing has been producing great craft beer in St. Louis Park since 2011. They are family-owned and care deeply about their product as well as supporting the community.

A ticket price of $20 will include beer samples, an opportunity to learn about STEP’s successes empowering lives and restoring hope in St. Louis Park, and a brewery tour. Food trucks will be on site if you need something to accompany your beer.

Tickets are will-call. No need to bring print outs to the event. You will simply be asked to provide your name.

If the event does not sell out ahead of time, tickets will be available at the door for $30 each. We will post here the day of the event if there is remaining availability.

Click here to register for the event

Food Rescue Program

 

 

The new Food Rescue Program is up and running at STEP!  Meet Mike, the new manager of the program.  Mike along with several wonderful STEP volunteers will be picking up fresh produce, meat and often dairy items at CUB to bring to the food shelf.  We hope this program will continue to grow and bring fresh and healthy options to our clients.

WE NEED YOU!!

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 allison@stepslp.org for more information or if you are interested in volunteering.

Fare for All

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.