STEP is Hiring!

Driver (Monday morning/Part-time)
The driver position will drive a STEP-owned cargo van on Mondays. The primary task will be to make scheduled grocery deliveries to STEP clients. Deliveries must be made safely in accordance with recommended public health practices. The driver may also be asked to pick up donations or rescued food from a local retail partner. Other related tasks may be assigned.
This is a temporary position with the possibility of being made permanent depending on future needs of the organization.

Check out the full job description here!

 

Scheduler (Part-time)
This new position will report to the programs and volunteer manager and work closely with the direct services director and other staff to coordinate client scheduling for the food program and related client-facing programs

Check out the full job description here!

Back to School Registration 2020 Registración Útiles Escolares

Back to School Registration 2020

Register through August 14

Registration is for St. Louis Park children entering grades K thru 12 in need of school supplies.

You can register your child in one of two ways:

  1. Complete the registration form online through August 14

English: https://derekstep.wufoo.com/forms/z1w0z0ef1fcdod6/

  1. Call STEP (952-925-4899) and register July 13-August 14 during business hours:

Mon, Wed, Thurs 8am – 3:30pm;

Tuesday 12:30pm – 7:00pm;

Friday 8am – 11:00am

Registración Útiles Escolares

Se puede registrar hasta el 14 de agosto

La registración es para niños entrando los grados kínder a 12 con necesidad de útiles escolares.

Se puede registrar a su hijo una de las dos formas:

  1. Completar la aplicación por el internet antes del 14 de agosto

Español: https://derekstep.wufoo.com/forms/q1ksbi0i08lklut/

  1. Llamar a STEP (952-925-4899) y registrar el 13 de julio al 14 de agosto durante los horarios siguientes:

Lunes, Miércoles, Jueves 8am – 3:30pm;

Martes 12:30pm – 7:00pm;

Viernes 8am – 11:00am

STEP Up Breakfast

In light of the concerns surrounding COVID 19, the 2nd Annual STEP Up Breakfast will be postponed. It is rescheduled for October 2, 2020. Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our employees, clients, supporters, and the community at large. Please keep an eye on our website and social media accounts for updates regarding the Breakfast. Take care of yourselves!

 

After the success of last year’s inaugural STEP Up Breakfast we are excited to announce the 2nd Annual STEP Up Breakfast at the Metropolitan Ballroom. This event is a great way to learn more about what STEP does for the community and learn about our current needs.

 

One of our speakers this year is a former client who will share his experience using STEP services and why STEP is such an important part of the community. Our presenting sponsor is Bridgewater Bank. We are so grateful to have the support of local businesses in the St. Louis Park community, especially our newer neighbor Bridgewater Bank. Other community sponsors include Nordic Ware and The Opus Group.

 

Click here to register for this amazing event.

 

We have sponsorship opportunities still available. Please contact Faith Mainor no later than March 31st for sponsorship information. Keep an eye on the STEP website for registration information. Don’t miss this inspirational event. We hope to see you there!

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

Warm Coats for Winter

Warm Coats for Winter
STEP will have winter coats available throughout October for St. Louis Park children and adults who are in need of one. Come during STEP’s Clothes Closet hours and bring current address verification (a utility bill or lease). Call 952-925-4899 with any questions.

STEP Clothes Closet Hours
Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:00-11:00 am and 1:00-3:00 pm
Tuesdays: 1:00-3:00 pm and 6:00-7:30 pm
Thursdays: 9:00-11:00 am and 1:00-3:00 pm
Fridays: 9:00-11:00 am

 

Winter Coats Donations

If you would like to donate a gently used or new winter coat, please drop off your donation at STEP during our business hours:
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays:
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesdays: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Fridays: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

All ages and sizes of Coats/Jackets* and Accessories are needed.

*Please only warm winter coats–no lightweight jackets or vests.
Accessories especially needed in all sizes: Boots, Gloves, Mittens, Snow Pants

Click here to order via STEP’s Amazon Wish List

Let’s make sure that everyone in St. Louis Park will be warm this coming winter!

WE NEED YOU!!

STEP is excited to be starting work on a new program, Food Rescue! This program will enable us to pick up unwanted food from a local grocery store and distribute the product through our food shelf. This is a great opportunity to offer more healthful, fresh food options to our clients that utilize our services.

We are looking to build a crew of volunteers that are excited and dedicated to helping us make this program a success. Available shifts are Monday and Friday mornings, we are looking for warehouse volunteers to help unload, sort, organize and get rescue product out to food shelf clients. Volunteers would need to be able to lift boxes up to 50 pounds on a regular basis. Please contact Allison at allison@stepslp.org for more information or if you are interested in volunteering.

Fare for All

Have you heard about the great food purchasing program we have in St. Louis Park called Fare For All?

It is a non-profit, community-supported program to purchase fresh produce, meat and more at a cost lower than the grocery stores! There is no need to register and is open to EVERYONE regardless of financial situation. The more people who participate, the more savings are passed on to customers.

Fare For All accepts cash, credit, debit, and EBT cards.  Fare for All is a pop-up location in St. Louis Park at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (8115 State Hwy 7) one time each month. The next date is Wednesday January 18th.  All of the SLP 2017 dates can be found here.  We highly encourage you to give it a try and spread the word to your friends and neighbors!

 

January will also feature the Shoe Away Hunger bus. New and gently used shoes will be fore sale: kids shoes $2, adult shoes $5. They accept cash and credit.  All proceeds help to fund “Good in the ‘Hood feeding Programs”.  Shoe donations and monetary donations are also welcomed.