Winter Coats Distribution 2020

STEP will be distributing winter coats to St. Louis Park residents in need October- November 18 at noon. The distribution will require preregistration and a scheduled pick up. Options will be limited.

Preregistration is online:

STEP is no longer accepting warm winter coat and accessory donations at this time. 

For additional information please call Mari-Claire at 952-925-4899, x.1800, or
*Please only warm winter coats–no lightweight jackets or vests.

STEP Has a New Van


In response to the increased need to pick up and deliver groceries to neighbors in need during the pandemic, STEP has purchased a cargo van. The vehicle was made possible thanks to the timely response of community leaders. We look forward to putting on many miles getting food around town!
The van’s cost was completely covered by the following supporters:

Previously, STEP has relied on volunteers’ personal vehicles and an arrangement with Reddy Rents.
In an effort to support the work of hunger reduction, Reddy Rents provided a cargo van to STEP four mornings a week at a significant discount. That arrangement was essential for STEP to bridge the need until this point of time. STEP thanks Reddy Rents for the years of support!

STEP Donor Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy 

The St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP) is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors. We have developed this privacy policy to ensure our donors that donor information collected both online and offline will not be shared with any third party.

STEP provides this Donor Privacy Policy to make you aware of our privacy policy and to inform you of the way your information is used. We do not ask for your personal information unless we truly need it. We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity. We will not send mailings to our donors on behalf of any other organization.

This policy applies to all donor information received online at, as well as any written or oral communications. If STEP utilizes a third party to process donations, our donors’ information will only be used for the purposes of processing the donation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact STEP’s business manager at or 952-925-4899.

STEP seeks city’s partnership in collaborative resource center

Aligned with STEP’s 2018 Strategic Plan, the staff and Board of Directors of STEP have approached the St. Louis Park City Council with a proposed vision for a collaboration. The vision is for a place for residents to come to be connected to city, STEP, and other vital services. It would allow STEP to enhance and expand its current offerings.

As the process develops, updates will be posted here.

January 2019: STEP presentation to city council

Details on alley work

UPDATE 9/29/17: The alley work is now 100% complete! There should be no further expected closures or restrictions.

Running from approximately July 17 to August 31, 2017, there will be roadwork in the alley behind STEP. This will significantly impact parking and access to the building.

Please call 952-925-4899 if you have any further questions.


Food, clothing, or school supply donations can now be brought to the back alley door. The alley can be accessed from Brownlow Ave or Library Lane (but not 1st St NW). The alley can be accessed via STEP’s parking lot over a car-width patch of gravel at the end of the lot.


After shopping in the food shelf, groceries will again be picked up at the back door off the alley. The parking lot is now open. The alley can be accessed via STEP’s parking lot over a car-width patch of gravel at the end of the lot. The Clothes Closet will operate as usual.

Tuesday afternoon produce bags are again being distributed out of the alley door. As always, we recommend calling ahead to check on availability.