A fresh cooked meal makes a difference.

Update February 2023

We are under construction on our second floor, so we have half our residents at the shelter and half at a local hotel, but we still depend on our community to donate meals! You will need to provide food for 30 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. Masks must be worn at all times in the shelter. **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 or questions, fill out the form below or contact Jeff at (763) 370-5744,  jeff.conner@steppingstoneeh.org.

Donate a Meal Interest Form


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

Dinner is served 4:45pm-5:45pm, arrive 4:15pm

  • Provide a meal for 30 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, 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

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