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

ABOUT US

STEP has been empowering lives and restoring hope in St. Louis Park since 1975. Our work is a collaboration of staff, volunteers, board members, donors and community partners. How can you be part of our mission?

STEP is there…

When a family is struggling to afford to put food on the table, STEP is there.

When a man lacks a proper winter coat and can’t afford it, STEP is there.

When a new parent is in need of diapers and baby formula, STEP is there.

When a senior with no transportation needs a ride to their medical appointment, STEP is there.

When a student needs school supplies to be ready to learn, STEP is there.

When a parent needs help celebrating a child’s birthday or the holidays, STEP is there.

Hours

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-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 CLOTHES CLOSET (CLOSED)

STEP IS SUSPENDING ITS CLOTHING PROGRAM IN THE INTEREST OF COMMUNITY HEALTH AND TO PRIORITIZE ADDRESSING FOOD NEEDS.

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, Vista Lutheran Church, 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.

Grocery donations can be brought to STEP during the below hours or at Vista Lutheran Church on Tuesdays (7:30-5:00) or Saturdays (7:30-3:00pm). Vista (4003 Wooddale Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55416) is collecting non-perishable food items in the entryway facing the parking lot. Vista is working with STEP to ensure safe collection and storage protocols.

Food donations can be brought to the red door facing the alley at STEP during the below times. Periodically, STEP may have a trailer parked in STEP’s lot to deposit donations directly. Signs will provide direction.

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.

Our Staff

Derek Burrows Reise
Executive Director
952-925-4899 x1700
Email Derek

Alex Hecker
Scheduling Coordinator

Mari-Claire Dart
Programs & Volunteer Manager
952-925-4899 x1800
Email Mari-Claire

Maryanne Abeid
Operations Manager
952-925-4899 x1600
Email Maryanne

Julie Lapointe
Social Services Director & Social Worker
952-925-4899 x1300
Email Julie

Karen Clara
Social Worker (Bilingual in Spanish & English)
952-925-4899 x1200
Email Karen

Diane Forest
Social Worker
952-925-4899 x1400
Email Diane

Faith Mainor
Development Director
952-925-4899 x1900
Email Faith

Jackie Mracek
Social Worker
952-925-4899 x1100
Email jackie

Adrienne Rochat
Business Manager
952-925-4899 x1500
Email Adrienne

Amy Mitchell
Driver

Kameo Erickson
Food Operations Coordinator

Calendar

Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign

Fund and Food Drive for food shelves across Minnesota. Details will be forthcoming

20th annual St. Louis Park Empty Bowls

To be determined date in March. Will be virtual.

3rd annual STEP Up Breakfast

7:30-8:30am, Friday, May 21, 2021

STEP Holidays

STEP is open Monday – Friday except for occasional closures or holidays.

In 2021, STEP will be closed:

  • January 1 (New Years Day)
  • January 18 (MLK Day)
  • February 15 (Presidents Day)
  • May 31 (Memorial Day)
  • July 5 (Independence Day)
  • September 6 (Labor Day)
  • November 25 (Thanksgiving)
  • November 26 (Thanksgiving)
  • December 24 (Holiday Break)
  • December 27 (Holiday Break)
  • December 28 (Holiday Break)
  • December 30 (Holiday Break)
  • December 31 (Holiday Break)

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

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

Board of Directors

Board Members

Frank Abramson
Daniel Bakken
Sue Gross
Hari Hara Kumar
Lisa Hertel, VICE CHAIR
Dave Homans, CHAIR
Crystal Jewett
Jennifer Ortale, PAST CHAIR
Jen McGarry, SECRETARY
Becky Olson-Kellogg
Dick Parsons
Peter Redmond
Sue Santa
Camille Schroeder
Todd Smith, TREASURER
Joe Tatalovich
Bob Tift

Honorary Members

Judith Bennett
Arnold Bloomquist
Marion Brummer
Margo Chesley
Elissa Heilicher
Raleigh Kent
Roger McCabe
Frank Radermacher
John Steffenhagen
Len Zeff

Annual Reports & Financial Statements

Charity Accountability

STEP is proud to announce that is meets the standards of the Charities Review Council. To see STEP’s report go to: https://smartgivers.org/organizations/st-louis-park-emergency-program/

STEP is proud to announce that is meets the standards of the Charities Review Council. To see STEP’s report go to: https://smartgivers.org/organizations/st-louis-park-emergency-program/

STEP is proud to announce that is rated a Four Star Charity by Charity Navigator. To see STEP’s report go to: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=15346

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