6812 West Lake St., St. Louis Park, MN 55426 | Phone: 952-925-4899

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STEP: St. Louis Park Emergency Program

The St. Louis Park Emergency Program’s mission is to identify, address and respond to the critical and emergency needs of residents in St. Louis Park.

We are the St. Louis Park community food shelf and social service agency. We directly provide food and clothing to residents in need, as well as advocacy, referrals, and build a collaborative relationship. Since 1975, STEP volunteers and professional staff have been empowering lives and restoring hope.

Our vision is to be the trusted resource for connecting community members with resources to fulfill their basic needs.

What is STEP? A short video that was unveiled at the May 2, 2019 STEP Up Breakfast:

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An Update on STEP’s Current Pandemic Response

STEP remains committed to providing a safe environment for clients, volunteers, and staff while still fulfilling our mission of helping our St. Louis Park neighbors in need. We have continued to distribute food, resources, rental assistance, toys, school supplies, and more in great numbers to our clients throughout the pandemic. As we brace for this […]

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Volunteering at STEP During the Pandemic

  STEP’s commitment to providing our St. Louis Park neighbors with emergency services safely during the pandemic remains a top priority. Although we had to drastically reduce our number of volunteers, we still heavily rely on them to support our mission. Learn about how STEP is safely providing food to neighbors during the pandemic and how […]

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STEP “Meets Standards” for Nonprofit Excellence

STEP has again been found to “Meets Standards” by the Charities Review Council. Less than 300 other Minnesota charities currently meet the rigorous standards. (There are over 10,000 active charities registered in the state.) The Charities Review Council requires organizations to meet 25 standards in the areas of fundraising, financial activity, governance and public disclosure. […]

25 Years of Social Work at STEP

Juile Lapointe recently marked her 25th year of service as STEP’s Social Worker & Program Manager In celebration, we would like to share this video made about Julie and her dedication to social work, her clients and the long lasting effect of building relationships. Click for Video

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An Update on STEP’s Current Pandemic Response

STEP remains committed to providing a safe environment for clients, volunteers, and staff while still fulfilling our mission of helping our St. Louis Park neighbors in need. We have continued to distribute food, resources, rental assistance, toys, school supplies, and more in great numbers to our clients throughout the pandemic. As we brace for this […]

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MN March Foodshare

March is just around the corner! Each year, STEP Participates in the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. Help us fill our shelves by hosting a food or fund drive. More details to come! Questions about how you can help this year? Contact Mari-Claire at mari@stepslp.org.

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Empty Bowls

    What a success! This year’s virtual Empty Bowls event raised over $12,000 for STEP programs that fill the kitchens and bowls of St. Louis Park residents in need. Thank you to the artists at Northern Clay Center and Sweet Charity Potters for your beautiful pottery pieces. Special thank you to our amazing local […]

Contact Info / Hours / Location

We are closed Monday, January 17 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will reopen Tuesday, January 18 at 12pm.

Estaremos cerrados el lunes 17 de enero para el día de Martin Luther King, Jr. Abriremos el martes 18 de enero a las 12pm.

STEP – St. Louis Park Emergency Program

6812 West Lake St.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Phone: 952-925-4899
Fax: 952-925-5161
Email: info@STEPslp.org

STEP Food Shelf Service Hours

STEP’s food program requires calling 952-925-4899 and making an order to be picked up. Calls and pick up times can be generally made during these hours.

Mondays: 8am to 4pm
Tuesdays: 12pm to 7pm
Wednesdays: 8am to 4pm
Thursdays: 8am to 3pm
Fridays: 8am to 12pm

STEP Clothes Closet (Suspended)

STEP Donation Hours – Foodshelf Only

(Not Accepting Clothing At This Time)

STEP appreciates food and personal care item donations, but encourages minimizing numbers of trips outside the home and personal contact.

Donations can be left in the Donation Bins in the front of the Knollwood and West End Cub Foods during business hours as well as at Vista Lutheran Church on Tuesdays (until 5:00) or Saturdays (until 3:00).

Food donations can be brought to the red door facing the alley at STEP during the below times.

Mondays: 8:00-3:30pm
Tuesdays: 12:00-7:00pm
Wednesdays: 8:00-3:30pm
Thursdays: 8:00-3:30pm
Fridays: 8-11:30am

* Be sure to check STEP’s calendar for days closed due to holidays or special occurrences. We will also post closures on Facebook and Twitter. STEP generally follows SLP Public Schools for inclement weather closures.

FOOD SHELF

STEP provides confidential food shelf services to those in need residing in St. Louis Park.

STEP requests residents make an appointment to use the food shelf by calling 952-925-4899.

Services are delivered by licensed social workers and STEP volunteers.

STEP requests a picture ID and verification of St. Louis Park address at the initial appointment and annually thereafter; postmarked within past 30 days.

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