The St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP) has served the St. Louis Park community since 1975, evolving into a community-wide resource s...
The St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP) has served the St. Louis Park community since 1975, evolving into a community-wide resource serving the basic needs of more than 1,600 people each month.  STEP is more than just a food shelf; it provides a full-service resource for people in need and helps people by providing advocacy, referrals, and going the extra mile to serve those who are most vulnerable in our community.

STEP's motto is "Empowering Lives and Restoring Hope".

MISSION
STEP strengthens our community by responding to the basic emergency needs of individuals and families in St. Louis Park.

VALUES
A welcoming, nonjudgmental environment.
Compassion, hope, respect and kindness for people in need.
Confidentiality and professionalism always.

We proudly meet the standards of the Charities Review Council.
  • Celebrating Julie's 25th Anniversary! - Duration: 3 minutes, 15 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 36 views
  • What is STEP - Duration: 3 minutes, 6 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 137 views
    STEP up and join us to support neighbors in need.

    Produced by Twin Cities Film Fest. May 2, 2019.
  • Jason Alvey talks about cats, bikes, beer and STEP - Duration: 4 minutes, 30 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 318 views
    Jason Alvey, one of our volunteer board members and former Four Firkins owner, gives us an insight into his Australian childhood, his hobbies and introduces us to his cats. He explains why he still...
  • Can you drive for STEP? - Duration: 21 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 10 views
    One of the most important services STEP provides is our ride program for people who have no other way to get around. Our drivers are all volunteers and use their own cars. Some people are able to d...
  • Can your business help STEP? - Duration: 24 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 9 views
    STEP could not do what it does without the support of generous local businesses. Do you own a business? Are you looking for a way to give back? STEP has been around since 1975 and is trusted by man...
  • Can you volunteer for STEP? - Duration: 18 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 3 views
    STEP's Executive Director, Derek Reise talks about the need for volunteers. Can you help? You'd be making a big difference in peoples lives. Email allison@stepslp.org if you'd like to learn more. T...
  • Steel Toe Brewing owner, Jason Schoneman, talks about STEP and of course, beer. - Duration: 3 minutes, 50 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 253 views
    Jason Schoneman, Steel Toe Brewing owner, founder and head brewer took some time to talk about his brewing history, his beer, his brewery and why the team at Steel Toe supports STEP.
    Video produce...
  • A conversation with Derek Reise - STEP Executive Director. - Duration: 2 minutes, 36 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 61 views
    Derek talks with us about food, his love of gardening and why he is so proud to work for STEP.
    Video produced and edited by Jason Alvey of Triskele Consulting.
  • Curt Rahman is a driver for STEP. - Duration: 66 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 64 views
    Listen to Curt talk about how easy and fun it is to drive for the STEP Transportation Program. There is a lot of need in this community. Can you make the time and drive for STEP too? Even just once...
  • Cindy Jurgensen: Volunteer driver for STEP - Duration: 63 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 81 views
    Cindy Jurgensen, long time St. Louis Park resident, has been driving STEP clients for more than 15 years. Take a quick listen to Cindy as she explains why she does it. Both STEP and this community...
  • Curt and Cindy talk about driving for STEP - Duration: 2 minutes, 57 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 114 views
    First of all, we need to acknowledge the second half of this video was produced and edited by TPT for a previous segment that included Curt and shots of him driving for STEP. They very generously g...
  • Jeff Jacobs. Mayor of St. Louis Park 1999 - 2016. STEP Board of Directors. - Duration: 3 minutes, 15 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 70 views
    Jeff Jacobs, Mayor of St. Louis Park for nearly 17 years retired in 2016 and signed up for a second, four year term on the STEP Board of Directors. In this short video Jeff explains why he chose to...
  • STEP Vice Chair: Jennifer Ortale - Duration: 3 minutes, 5 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 172 views
    Jennifer shares a very personal story about her Grandfather and why she feels it's so important to support organizations like STEP.
    Video produced and edited by Jason Alvey
  • Meet Dick Parsons, the STEP Board of Directors Chairperson. - Duration: 2 minutes, 54 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 156 views
    Dick Parsons is a well known and well liked gentleman here in St. Louis Park. Many of us are lucky enough to call him our friend and know he works tirelessly at STEP, but do you know what he actual...
  • Tami Cabrera of Muddy Paws Cheesecake talks about STEP, and of course Cheesecake! - Duration: 2 minutes, 35 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 222 views
    Tami is the owner and founder of the St. Louis Park based Muddy Paws Cheesecake. She has been supporting STEP for over 20 years! Check out this video for an inside look into how she makes her chees...
  • St. Louis Park Mayor, Jake Spano, talks about STEP - Duration: 2 minutes, 58 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 133 views
    Mayor Jake Spano invited us down to the City Hall to chat about being Mayor and why he thinks STEP is so important.
    Video recorded and edited by Jason Alvey at Triskele Consulting LLC
  • Representative Peggy Flanagan talks about STEP - Duration: 2 minutes, 6 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 122 views
    St. Louis Park resident and House Representative Peggy Flanagan took a few minutes to talk with us. Peggy talks about what she does, how she came to be where she is today and how STEP helped her fa...
  • Mary Beth Gaines - STEP Board of Directors - Duration: 80 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 149 views
    St. Louis Park resident and STEP Board of Directors member, Mary Beth Gaines, talks about who she is and why she supports STEP.

    Video produced, recorded and edited by Jason Alvey.
  • STEP back in time with Julie. - Duration: 25 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 13 views
    STEP back in time with Julie.
    Help STEP by making your donation now for Give to the Max Day. All donations will be DOUBLED. https://givemn.org/organization/Step-St-Louis-Park-Emerge... . ...
  • Food prices have tripled in the 40 years that STEP has served St. Louis Park. - Duration: 46 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 5 views
    Food prices have tripled in the 40 years that STEP has served St. Louis Park. Help STEP by making your donation now for Give to the Max Day. All donations will be DOUBLED. https://givemn.org/orga...
  • STEP partners with St. Louis Park faith communities. Father Paul talk about STEP. - Duration: 78 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 30 views
    STEP partners with St. Louis Park faith communities. Father Paul, St George’s Episcopal Church talks about STEP’s important role in the community. Help support STEP at https://givemn.org/organizati...
  • STEP is valued by all community partners. Hear from Brad Bakken from Citizens Independent Bank. - Duration: 52 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 19 views
    STEP is valued by all community partners. Hear from Citizens Independent Bank. Help support STEP at https://givemn.org/organization/Step-St-Louis-Park-Emerge... .

    For more information a...
  • Penelo-pea depositing a check. - Duration: 8 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 24 views
    Penelo-pea depositing a check.
  • Client Impact - Duration: 3 minutes, 18 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 71 views
    Find out what is at the heart of what we do.
    You can participate in Give to the Max Day online at https://givemn.org/organization/Step-St-Louis-Park-Emerge... . Thank You!
  • Hunger in St. Louis Park - Duration: 20 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 175 views
    Jim and Ty know that hunger happens here in St. Louis Park. Press play to see what they have to say.

    You can participate in Give to the Max Day online at https://givemn.org/organization/Step-St-L...
  • Final results MN FoodShare 2014 - Duration: 94 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 10 views
    Our final results are in for the MN FoodShare drive. We were able to raise 96,004 $/lbs. We met and exceeded our goal which was 75,000 $/lbs. We would like to thank everybody who helped us reach ou...
  • Week 4 Results - Duration: 93 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 10 views
    Week 4 MN FoodShare Results are in. We are currently at 64,583 $/lbs. We are 10,417 $/lbs away from our goal of 75,000 $/lbs. We have 1 more week to go until we calculate the final figures. Come vi...
  • Week 3 Results - Duration: 80 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 21 views
    Week 3 MN FoodShare Results are in. We are currently at 49,011 $/lbs. We are over half way to our goal of 75,000 $/lbs in 4 weeks. We have 2 more weeks until we calculate the final figures. Come v...
  • 006 - Duration: 62 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 4 views
    Week 1 MN FoodShare Results are in. Our goal is 75,000 $/lbs in 4 weeks. We are currently at 8,169 $/lbs. We are off to a great start. Come visit us at 6812 West Lake Street in St. Louis Park MN to...
  • Thank you! - Duration: 25 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 6 views
    Thanks for giving to STEP on Give to the Max Day!
  • Uncalled Four Quartet - Duration: 67 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 309 views
    This talented group sings to us of the upcoming Give to the Max Day and support for STEP! Featuring (left to right) Ken Wentworth, Conrad Ward, Mark Bloomquist and Bill Ward. Lyrics by Julie Lapo...
  • Give to the Max Day is coming November 14th! - Duration: 21 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 13 views
    Our pirate crew needs to fill up this treasure chest to help those in need in St. Louis Park! Help us by donating on Give to the Max Day when your donation can be doubled by our matching grants. ...
  • The Mission of STEP - Duration: 65 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 24 views
    Watch our Director Jackie Olafson share the mission and the scope of the St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP)
  • STEP Movie 2012 - Duration: 5 minutes, 22 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 34 views
    Hunger is a real problem in our community. 1 in 10 residents of St. Louis Park come to STEP for food for help during a crisis. This video shares STEP's mission and information on our programs.
  • Final Donation Forecast March Food Share Month - Duration: 26 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 7 views
  • Donation Forecast #4 - Duration: 37 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 3 views
    March Foodshare month!
  • Donation Forecast #3 - Duration: 44 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 2 views
    March Food Share Month!
  • Donation Forecast #2 - Duration: 49 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 2 views
    Our second donation forecast update for March Food Share month!
  • Donation Forecast #1 - Duration: 64 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    • 4 views
    Minnesota Food Share Month!
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