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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2021 Holiday Toy Program Registration and Donation Information

Holiday Toy Registration is November 22-December 9!* Infants to high school-aged children living in your home in St. Louis Park are eligible for STEP’s holiday gift program. The 2021 program will be a hybrid model. Adults with children ages 0-8 will shop in-person for a toy and also receive a Target gift card Adults with […]

Retirement Announcement

We are both happy and sad to announce the upcoming retirement of STEP’s Social Services Director, Julie Lapointe. Julie has served as a social worker and an organization leader at STEP for more than 27 years. Her distinguished career has directly impacted thousands of lives. Each day, she has lived out how to respond to […]

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2019-2020 Annual Report Release

Our 2020 annual report is complete. This report encompasses our organizational stats from July 2019-June 2020 and provides valuable insight to a year that began like any other but ended with a pandemic. Through it all, STEP adapted and overcame challenges. We are proud to serve our St. Louis Park neighbors in need. Find out […]

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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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2021 Holiday Toy Program Registration and Donation Information

Holiday Toy Registration is November 22-December 9!* Infants to high school-aged children living in your home in St. Louis Park are eligible for STEP’s holiday gift program. The 2021 program will be a hybrid model. Adults with children ages 0-8 will shop in-person for a toy and also receive a Target gift card Adults with […]

Retirement Announcement

We are both happy and sad to announce the upcoming retirement of STEP’s Social Services Director, Julie Lapointe. Julie has served as a social worker and an organization leader at STEP for more than 27 years. Her distinguished career has directly impacted thousands of lives. Each day, she has lived out how to respond to […]

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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 […]

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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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