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Issue 1, March 2023

Holiday Program 2023

Holiday Program 2023

The Holidays are a time to celebrate, yet for many families, it is also a time when budgets get strained and food needs increase. PROP’s Holiday Gift Program offers gift cards to help with additional expenses this time of year. Your donation of a $40 Target Gift Card, a $25 “fuel only” gas gift card or a $25 grocery gift card will allow PROP to provide extra help to our clients where most needed.

Here is how you can help:

  • $40 Target gift cards may be purchased at any Target store or online at Target.com and dropped off at PROP
  • $25 gift cards may be purchased at a local grocery store or a local gas station such as Holiday or Speedway (please choose the “gas only” option). You may mail or deliver this donation to PROP Food Shelf (14700 Martin Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344).
  • Send a check to PROP or give on-line towards the purchase of Target, gas or grocery cards to help local families during the holiday season. We will happily do the shopping for you!

The holidays can be especially challenging if you are struggling, whether due to a job loss, an illness, or a personal crisis. This year, times may be even harder. Bringing joy and financial assistance to those in need will make such a difference this holiday season. Thank you!

2024 PROP Empty Bowls AFTER PARTY

2024 PROP Empty Bowls AFTER PARTY

Keep the fun going after PROP’s 2024 Empty Bowls event at St. Andrews Lutheran Church on February 20th, 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM, 4:00 – 7:00 PM.

Join us us for the first ever PROP Empty Bowls AFTER PARTY at Fat Pants Brewing Company, Eden Prairie from 7:30 – 10:00 PM. A $10 ticket through eventbrite gets you a cold beverage of your choice, snacks and entertainment.

Have a great time and “Raise a glass for good!”

2024 PROP Empty Bowls, February 20

2024 PROP Empty Bowls, February 20

Join us for a time of fellowship, a simple no-cost meal, live entertainment, and lots of family fun at the 2024 PROP Food Empty Bowls fundraiser on Tuesday, February 20th at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie. Lunch served from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM; dinner served from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Try your luck at a wine pull, and make a bid on our many exciting silent auction items! Remember your night with a free image from our photo booth. Take home a handmade ceramic bowl as a reminder of those neighbors who are experiencing food and financial insecurity in our community.

Free-will donations will be accepted in the form of cash, check or on-line donation. All donations will help PROP Food to compassionately provide food and emergency financial services to our neighbors in crisis in Eden Prairie and Chanhassen. St. Andrew Lutheran Church is also holding a month-ling drive during February for paper towels, toilet paper and facial tissue to be donated to PROP following Empty Bowls.

See you at PROP’s Empty Bowls 2024!

 

Keeping Families in Their Homes for the Holidays and Beyond

Keeping Families in Their Homes for the Holidays and Beyond

Having a roof overhead, a warm place to sleep and nutritious food is vital for family stability. Every donation given to PROP Food from now through December 31st will be matched by a generous donor up to $25,000. Especially during the cold winter months, your support of families in need in our community is critical. Thank you so much for making a generous year end donation to “Keep Families in their Homes for the Holidays and Beyond.”

 

2023 Give to the MAX

2023 Give to the MAX

Give to the MAX in Minnesota. Since 2009, more than 750,000 donors have given nearly $400 million to 14,000 nonprofits and schools during Minnesota’s annual “Give to the MAX” Day (GTTM).

PROP’s 2023 GTTM Goal. At PROP, we are so grateful each year for the outpouring of generosity from our community during Give to the MAX month. The need for support is even greater this year, with the use of PROP’s food shelf up 35% over last year. In October, we added a Monday afternoon shift to provide more food appointments. PROP has set a goal to raise $125,000 during Give to the MAX 2023 so that we can continue to meet the increased needs of our clients.

Now is a Great Time To Give! Thanks to the special generosity of two donors, all gifts made during the Give to the MAX campaign will be matched up to $25,000! 

To donate, go to www.propfood.org

Thank you!

If you’d like to host a Give to the MAX for PROP yard sign, email Matt Dymoke at mattd@propfood.org.

 

Join our team

Join our team

 


Director of Food Programs and Operations

Hours: Full Time
Reports To: Executive Director
Salary: Exempt $65,000-$72,000

PROP is seeking an experienced professional to join an innovative and passionate nonprofit team. We take pride in working within our values of compassion, integrity, and respect. We support an inclusive and collaborative culture of professionalism with flexibility and a space for fun. Given our team’s size, we can be flexible and agile in changing our programs and services to meet the changing needs of our client base and community. PROP is looking for Director of Food Programs & Operations who has a passion for our mission to feed, nourish, and strengthen our community. The ideal candidate will have experience successfully managing high-demand and growing direct service programs.

View the Full Job Description (pdf) 

Career Exploration Workshop

Career Exploration Workshop

Career Exploration Workshop

Tuesday September 5th, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Eden Prairie Library – Bluestem Room, 565 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie

Drop in to meet with representatives from PROP’s Employment Program and CareerForce and learn more about careers that match your skills and interests. Find tools to help you assess your skills, interests and values. Discover how to set and achieve your career goals. All are welcome!

Register now at https://tinyurl.com/careerexploration95, or drop in.

For more information, contact Jessica at 952-767-2977 or jessicak@propfood.org

The Carol Stoebner Memorial Fund

The Carol Stoebner Memorial Fund

 

     Carol Stoebner, Mothers Day, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carol Stoebner was one of PROP Food Shelf’s most generous and faithful donors. She passed away peacefully in June of 2023. When Carol donated to PROP, she often included handwritten notes expressing her enduring commitment to help neighbors in the community where she lived. Having a special place in her heart for children, Carol provided frequent financial support for Summer Food for Kids and the holiday gift program serving local youth. She did not want anyone in Eden Prairie to be without food or financial support, but most especially the littlest ones in our midst.

 

Carol’s unceasing generosity over many years has impacted countless families and individuals who depend upon PROP Food Shelf when going through an unexpected crisis or difficult time. Many lives have been forever impacted and changed for the better because of her deep and abiding investment in her neighbors in need. Carol Stoebner’s legacy of transformation and hope will live on now and in the future because of her heart for serving others every day of her life.

Donate to The Carol Stoebner Memorial Fund