A fresh cooked meal makes a difference.

Updated May 2023

All residents are back at the shelter and we need donated meals! You will need to provide food for 60 residents, and please note the importance of our food safety guidelines. We are not a licensed kitchen, so meals cannot be prepared on-site.

We are looking for individuals or groups, to cook a meal off-site in a licensed community kitchen, or you may cook purchased retail foods onsite, but they must be unopened and labeled (e.g. Take and Bake Lasagna, retail meal items like Costco or Simek’s). We are not licensed to cook from scratch, so we rely heavily on donated food and groups to bring in meals. We can also have food from a restaurant brought in. Pizza Ranch in Andover will give a discount if you tell them it is for Stepping Stone. We also allow sandwiches to be prepared here if the group brings the “fixings”- it is totally up to you. We provide the plates, utensils, beverages, and clean up. **In the interest of respecting all our guests needs, we ask that you refrain from pork products of any kind.**

To sign up to donate a meal, click the calendar link below, choose your preferred date, and whether you want to donate lunch or dinner. If you have questions, fill out the form below or contact Jeff at (763) 370-5744,  jeff.conner@steppingstoneeh.org.


Lunch is served 12:00pm-1:00pm, arrive 11:30am

Dinner is served 5:30pm-6:30pm, arrive 5:00pm

  • Provide a meal for 60 residents.
  • Drop off a meal or bring and serve your meal.


  • Assorted deli meat and cheese sandwiches
  • Home baked goods (this is fine to be made in your own kitchen)
  • Ice cream treats
  • Delivered pizza (Pizza Ranch Andover gives a discount for Stepping Stone), pop, ice, and salad
  • All beef hot dogs and beef hamburgers (can be grilled onsite with our grill)
  • Store bought traditional yellow mustard potato salad
  • Store bought pasta salads
  • Deli wings and sauces
  • Take and bake lasagna, garlic bread, and salad

Easiest way to bring joy into the shelter?

Bring a fresh cooked meal.

Our Mission

Support individuals 18 and over who are experiencing homelessness by accelerating the growth of available shelter that brings education and solutions to our homeless response.

Our Vision

Provide a safe and inclusive community response to ending homelessness for all.

Our Guiding Principles & Values

Empower individuals to change their lives

-Treat all with dignity and respect

Collaborate with partners in providing services

-Ensure strong stewardship in managing resources