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 Up Breakfast

Join Us Virtually on October 2, 2020 for the 2nd STEP Up Breakfast!


As STEP continues to keep the health and safety of our community a top priority, this years 2nd STEP Up Breakfast will be held virtually. So grab your coffee and fruity pebbles and join us on zoom to learn more about how STEP is serving our clients in light of the pandemic.

Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan / Office of Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan


You’ll hear from our Premier Sponsor, Bridgewater Bank, Executive Director Derek Reise, a former client, and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan!


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. Thank you to all of our sponsors this year including the St. Louis Park American Legion Post 282, Westwood Lutheran Church, The Opus Group, Nordic Ware, and Citizens Independent Bank.


While this event is free to attend we kindly ask that you register so we know to expect you and so you will be able to access the event. Click here to register for this amazing event.


We have sponsorship opportunities still available. Please contact Faith Mainor for details.
Don’t miss this inspirational event. We hope to see you there!


Thank you again to our generous sponsors:

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!


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 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.