Current Needs

Stepping Stone Emergency Housing

Stepping Stone Emergency Housing has several ways you can help them. They are currently in need of donated meals, donated items, and volunteers.

The Donate A Dinner volunteer program is back at Stepping Stone. They are looking for groups, three people per group maximum, to cook a meal off-site in a licensed community kitchen, or to cook purchased retail foods on-site, but they must be unopened and labeled (e.g. Take and Bake Lasagna, retail meal items like Costco or Simek’s). They are not licensed to cook from scratch, so they rely heavily on donated food and groups to bring in meals. You can also provide food from a restaurant. Pizza Ranch in Andover will give a discount if you tell them it is for Stepping Stone. They also allow sandwiches to be prepared on-site if the group brings the “fixings”- it is totally up to you. Plates, utensils, beverages, and clean up will be provided. For more information or to sign up please click the link below.



Stepping Stone Emergency Housing has some immediate needs for donations.

Immediate Needs for the Kitchen:

  • Saltines

  • Ritz crackers or generic

  • Bulk bags of potato chips

  • Coffee grounds – regular only

  • Nacho/tortilla chips

  • Fresh apples, oranges, bananas and pears

  • Canned fruit

Immediate Needs for Residents:

  • New or gently used:

    • XL twin sheets

    • Blankets/bedding

    • Kitchen utensils (for residents who are moving out)

  • Ethnic hair care products (full size)

  • Foot powder

  • Slippers/House Shoes (variety of men’s and women’s sizes)




Stepping Stone also has an Immediate need for homemade cloth face masks. Please email or call 763.323.7006 if you can help.



Another easy way you can donate to Stepping Stone is to purchase items that they need from their Amazon Wish List.  


Stepping Stone is seeking Food Delivery Volunteers. For more information on how to volunteer for this and other opportunities please click below.


Every Meal

Every Meal works to combat hunger in our community by filling the gaps to food access that children face: primarily weekends and Summers. Volunteer individually or with a group at a food packing event at the Every Meal facility.