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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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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Outstanding Community Partner – 2020

The community is interwoven into everything that STEP does. We would not be able to serve our mission if it were not for the community partnerships that fuel STEP. I would like to celebrate STEP’s 2020 Outstanding Community Partner, Citizens Independent Bank.    Citizens Independent Bank has a 70 year history serving the community of St. Louis Park. […]

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Outstanding Community Partners

Recently, STEP’s Board of Directors recognized the 2019 STEP Outstanding Community Partner, Richard and Meta Webb of the Webb Group. Richard and Meta Webb have long been involved in multiple facets of the St. Louis Park community. They have contributed to and supported STEP’s mission to empower lives and restore hope in multiple ways. The Webb […]

Volunteer Spotlight

STEP is so fortunate to have incredibly supportive volunteers. Over the years, our organization has moved from building to building and staff have come and gone. Many of our long-term volunteers have witnessed these transformations and have continued to volunteer. Cindy Jurgenson, a STEP supporter and transportation volunteer, has witnessed our growth and change over […]

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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. […]

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Outstanding Community Partner – 2020

The community is interwoven into everything that STEP does. We would not be able to serve our mission if it were not for the community partnerships that fuel STEP. I would like to celebrate STEP’s 2020 Outstanding Community Partner, Citizens Independent Bank.    Citizens Independent Bank has a 70 year history serving the community of St. Louis Park. […]

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Best Fall Matching Campaign ever!

Thank you to the 900+ friends and neighbors who donated to STEP during our Fall Matching Campaign! The campaign finished on the November 19 Give to the Max Day–Minnesota’s day of giving to nonprofit organizations. STEP not only surpassed our goal, but we raised 15% of our annual budget! During these hard times, it is […]

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

Contact Info / Hours / Location

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. Donors can choose the best donation site for them: Cub Foods or at STEP

If you are shopping at either St. Louis Park Cub Foods, you can leave food donations in the STEP bin past the check out lanes.

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.

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