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Covid Relief Campaign

Covid Relief Campaign

PROP Covid Relief

COVID RELIEF CAMPAIGN: $25K GIFT MATCH.

Your financial support helps stabilize a family, senior or individual in crisis (whether that means help with food, housing, employment, transportation, or even just provide a listening ear to help them navigate through).

Double your impact! Every dollar donated to this campaign, will be matched up to $25,000! This gift match opportunity runs December 1 – December 31st at midnight.

Donate Now!

 

COVID RELIEF CAMPAIGN: GIFT CARDS

PROP is in need of gift cards, specifically to Cub Foods, Walmart, and Speedway gas station, in increments of $25.

Mail to: PROP, 14700 Martin Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344.

Order online at CUB FOODSWALMART, and SPEEDWAY and have sent directly to PROP.

 

Holiday Gift Program 2020

Holiday Gift Program 2020

 

Back by popular demand, we are excited to share our Holiday Program for 2020. This special program provides seniors and families with kids $30 gift cards for the holiday. PROP clients love this program to help ease the financial burden they experience during the holiday and as one mom mentioned, it helps me “continue to pay extra towards the bills that have a past due balance AND STILL surprise my kids with something nice!”

Here’s how you can sponsor a child or senior this holiday! 

Purchase Gift Card Online and have it sent directly to PROP.

Buy a $30 Target Gift Card* at any Target store and mail to PROP (14700 Martin Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344).

 

 

Most Needed Items

Most Needed Items

November Most Needed Items:

  • Chicken or Beef /broth or stock
  • Oat meal (18 oz. or 8-12 packet variety packs)
  • Egg noodles
  • Pasta with meat (12-16 oz.)
  • Chili (16-24 oz)
  • Stew (16-24 oz)
  • Bagged Dried Beans (1 lbs)

Non-Food Items:

  • Tampons (18-48 count)
  • Razors
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo/conditioner
 
Want To Donate Food? Try this Reverse Advent Calendar!
 
Our office is accepting food donations, now with a no-contact method of delivery. Donations can be dropped off Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30am -1:00pm and Wednesday evening 4:00pm – 6:30pm. Once in our parking lot, please honk your horn and a volunteer will come to your vehicle to retrieve your donation. If no one arrives, please call our main office line at 952-937-9120.

*Unfortunately, due to the unavailability of key items, we are not able to put together an Amazon Wish List at this time.

“Thank you for everything. I was very worried when I saw the
empty shelves at the grocery stores on the news. I’m so relieved
to get food here for my family, especially since I can’t go to work
and the children are home now.” – PROP client

 

 

EMPLOYMENT JOB BOARD

EMPLOYMENT JOB BOARD

Welcome to PROP’s Virtual Employment Job Board. If you have any questions or need help, please contact PROP’s Employment Counselor, Amy Konkoly at 612-361-9114 or email amyk@propfood.org.

Lyman Lumber, conveniently located in Chanhassen, MN, is your one-stop-shop for all of your stock or custom interior and exterior moulding and millwork needs. We provide creative millwork products and services including pre-finished trim, windows, interior and exterior doors, stair parts, mantels, specialty items, closet systems, installation services, and builder’s hardware. We’re proud to say that we’ve been the largest supplier of prefinished mouldings, millwork, windows and doors to the pro contractor in the Twin City, Minneapolis St. Paul area for over 30 years.

Available Positions:

Forklift Operator 1st Shift

Forklift Operator 2nd Shift

Lumber Yard Laborer

Other Opportunities with Lyman Lumber

 

ACR provides exceptional patient care for people with physical and developmental disabilities in 55 ACR homes throughout the five-county Minneapolis-St. Paul suburban area. ACR staff also provide care for the elderly, including memory care, in two residential homes through our affiliated company Arthur’s Senior Care. ACR offers paid training and flexible work schedules. Our employees voted us the #1 large employer in Minnesota in the Star Tribune Top Workplace survey–twice!

Available Positions 

How to apply

Mediacom Communications is the 5th largest Telecommunications provider in the US.  We have invested millions of dollars to build a nationwide fiber optic infrastructure to deliver a wide array of advanced products and services including digital cable TV, high-speed Internet and phone service and home security system services.  We are dedicated to keeping jobs in the communities we serve. Our diversified workforce of over 4,600 employees lives and works in the 22 states where we do business.  Most of our coverage is in America’s smaller cities, towns and suburbs.  Mediacom has many career opportunities in many states across the U.S.

Please visit:  www.mediacomcable.careers to continue to grow in areas such as:  Technical Operations, Commercial/Business Sales, Direct Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, IT, and other areas…

Available Positions to Apply:

SEEK Careers/Staffing, Inc. is a principle-based staffing resource dedicated to servicing your success by exceeding your expectations. Whether you are looking for a job in manufacturing, entry-level office/clerical, skilled trades or you’re an experienced professional seeking a professional search assistance firm, we’ve got you covered!

Available Positions & Apply Here

Speedway

American convenience store and gas station chain.

Apply via CELL PHONE: text SPEEDWAY to 25000​

Apply via WEBSITE

 

First Student is currently hiring school bus drivers in Tonka Bay and the entire metro area.   We are a leading provider of school bus services for K-12 kids.  We have been providing safe and reliable transportation services to our customers for over 17 years.  We have 12 locations in the Twin Cities and also provide charter services for schools and local businesses in the Metro area. 

Click for More Information

Apply via WEBSITE

 

ShopHQ is an ultra-fun, digital retailer offering exciting brands and unique products to customers around the country. Their television network delivers entertainment shopping to millions of homes via ever-growing mobile, online and social channels. ShopHQ merchandise extends across many popular categories, making them a go-to destination and authority for Jewelry, Watches, Home and Food, Fashion, Beauty, Health and Fitness, Electronics, and more.

You can find open positions at ShopHQ here.

 

 

Seniors Helping Seniors® in-home care services brighten the lives of seniors who can benefit from a helping hand and a friendly smile. Their caregivers, who are seniors themselves, make life easier by providing compassionate care in the comfort of client homes.

The in-home care services provided by Seniors Helping Seniors® empower seniors to continue to live independent lives by taking care of day-to-day tasks that become more challenging as one ages. As health and personal requirements change, Seniors Helping Seniors® is here to assist in many ways including: companionship, transportation, meal preparation, yard work, and light housekeeping.

Wanted Non-medical Caregiver – entry level

Seniors Helping Seniors® is currently looking for retirees and seniors who are compassionate, reliable and who are looking for a part-time flexible job.

Requirements for caregivers:

  • Possess a valid driver’s license and valid auto insurance
  • Ability to treat and care for seniors and their property with dignity and respect
  • Ability to communicate with clients in a friendly and congenial manner
  • Must pass a background check

Previous caregiver experience is not necessary.

If you are interested in helping seniors with any of the services please email @ helpingseniorsmn@gmail.com or call 763-694-0165.

Apply Here

 

The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,291 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico.  Do you enjoy a fast-paced environment where you can help people every day? Are you a problem solver who puts the customers’ needs first? If so, then you’ll find the perfect fit at The Home Depot. Apply today for a variety of positions at local Home Depot retail stores.  You are encouraged to apply for all positions you are interested in and the recruiter will assist you in finding the best fit position for you!

Apply Here

Statement regarding George Floyd

We are brokenhearted and distraught over the senseless murder of George Floyd and the pain and trauma the Black community are experiencing.

PROP stands strong against racism, injustice, and inequality. We seek, in all we do, to be conscious of and address the deeply entrenched practices, cultural norms, and decision-making structures that perpetuate inequities. We align our policies, practices, and resources so that people of all races, cultures, and socioeconomic statuses have genuine opportunities to thrive. We create an environment in which everyone feels valued and respected. We inspire hope and provide support in a safe and dignified space.

PROP strives to improve the lives of our neighbors in need and is committed to work with those to bring racial justice and equity to all.

SUMMER FOOD FOR KIDS PROGRAM 2020

SUMMER FOOD FOR KIDS PROGRAM 2020

FEEDING KIDS ALL SUMMER LONG WITH PROP

Summer is quickly approaching and even though the pandemic has changed a lot of things, kids needing food isn’t one of them! In fact, as you might have guessed, the last several months have been difficult for our families as kids are home 24/7.

Summer Food for Kids Program 2020

PROP’s Summer Food for Kids Program remains a vital part of our mission to keep everyone fed.  This program helps more than 800 school age children have healthy foods in their home (fresh fruits and veggies, dairy items like cheese and yogurt, and fan favorites like peanut butter, jelly and granola bars).

Purchasing New Healthy Food for Summer Food for Kids

The major change to this years’ Summer Food for Kids Program is where we are getting our food items. With challenges in the food supply chain to meet PROP’s consistent food needs, we have found an incredible new partner, Bix, to purchase ready-made produce boxes that contain favorites like carrots, apples, grapes and mandarin oranges. This box, along with dairy items and shelf stable favorites will be given out to families each month during the summer months. But, something that has changed for PROP, is one borne of safety. For the safety of volunteers, staff and clients, we have greatly reduced food rescue from grocery stores, which was a large portion of the food we distribute each week to families. To continue to meet our specific and consistent food needs, beyond food donations that we receive from individuals and groups, we have begun purchasing healthy food items for all food programs.

Gift Match Challenge

With the increase in our need to purchase more food, we are grateful to announce a $24,000 gift match for our Summer Food For Kids Program! This is our largest gift match ever – and it comes at a time when our need is the greatest. This gift match is available until it is met – so no deadline. Will you take the Summer Food for Kids Gift Match Challenge?

Donate today and your donation has DOUBLE the IMPACT!

COVID-19 Announcement

COVID-19 Announcement

You are are #1 priority!

PROP is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy food shelf for all.

Effective Wednesday, March 18: All PROP services will be done via phone. Call 952-937-9120 during office hours.

Food Orders will be available (a standard monthly food order based on household size). You MUST call PROP’s main line to place your order. Same Day Order & Pick Up Only.

Call in Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30am-1pm, Wednesday eve, 4:00pm-6:30pm

 Case Managers are available via phone for ALL OTHER SERVICES.

 CALL PROP FOR ALL SERVICES: 952-937-9120

Announcement in Spanish

Announcement in Somali

Announcement in Russian

 

Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls: ENDING HUNGER ONE BOWL AT A TIME

Tuesday Feb., 18th at St. Andrew Lutheran Church

LUNCH 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

DINNER 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Together our community stands up and says, no more hunger, we are here for you! Join us for PROP’s 8th Annual Empty Bowls event – raising funds to end hunger that is right in our very own backyard.

Soup. Handmade Bowls. Silent Auction. Local Entertainment. 100% of proceeds go to PROP Food Shelf to help those in need.

2020 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

St. Andrews Lutheran  Church

Zinpro Corporation

Sandcastle Foundation

Silver Sponsors

ACIST Medical Systems

Health e(fx)

Prairie School of Dance

ECA Marketing

Barr Engineering Co.

EA Sween

Western National Insurance

Concious Branding

George Wolff VFW Post # 425

Scheels

IWCO

Bronze Sponsors

Driasi

EP Noon Rotary

Charter Bank

Quantitative Advantage

Prairie Bluffs Senor Living

MidwestOne Bank

 

I am not hungry anymore – Talia

I am not hungry anymore – Talia

This is a story about Talia, she’s a first grader from a local Eden Prairie school. She was having a hard time focusing in class and didn’t seem to have the energy to play with her friends while outside for recess. Her teacher was concerned, so she asked the social worker with the school to spend some time with her and find out what might be happening. What the social worker found out was that Talia was hungry. Very hungry. After getting Talia some food from the cafeteria, the school contacted the family to connect them with organizations that could help. The family wasn’t aware of a local food shelf in their community, so when they called PROP they weren’t sure what to expect. Within the week, the family had met with a Case Manager for PROP, had their needs assessed, and they immediately got help with food assistance (including monthly grocery orders and weekly visits to the fresh pantry). Today, Talia is an active young girl who loves school, playing on the playground and having fun with friends. With PROP helping her family, she doesn’t worry about not having enough to eat.