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Issue 1, March 2023

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) 

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!

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
Three Days Left to Open Your Heart This July

Three Days Left to Open Your Heart This July

Just three days left to have your gift matched at PROP Food Shelf!

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For a special message from Erik Miles, PROP Food Board Chair

 

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For a special message from Jenifer Loon, Executive Director of PROP Food and Services

 

July is a special month at PROP. It is one of the busiest months with the highest demand for client services. Because of this increased need, many individuals and organizations in the community chose to contribute to PROP Food and Services during July.

July is a matching month for donations. To amplify these donations, Hunger Solutions has pledged to match a portion of all gifts received by PROP during the month of July thanks to a grant awarded to them by Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless.

What your gift will do:

  • $25       Provides extra fruits and vegetables for a child during a month of summer vacation from school
  • $50       Feeds a family of four for a day
  • $100     Gives a child a scholarship to participate in an enrichment activity like camp or swim lessons
  • $250     Purchases gas cards for 10 clients to attend job interviews
  • $1000   Sponsors an entire day at the Food Shelf so everyone has food
  • $1500   Keeps a family from becoming homeless through eviction and remain stably housed

Increase in demand has prompted an addition of an extra afternoon shift at the Food Mart. Starting late this fall, there will be an afternoon shift on Mondays, especially to support those who work during the day in an effort to achieve their goal of financial stability. The expense for adding another 120 visits a month will increase our food purchase expenses and require additional staff hours and volunteers to serve our neighbors experiencing tough times. With your support, we can make it happen! Could you join our staff or volunteer? Please email coreya@propfood.org

Please Open Your Heart and donate to PROP Food and Services this July and amplify your gift! You may contribute online at propfood.org/donate, or mail a check to PROP Food and Services, 14700 Martin Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344.

Thanks so much for Opening Your Heart to people in need right here in our community!

 

PROP/CareerForce Walk-in Resume Clinic

Wednesday, June 14th 2:00-4:00 PM.

Eden Prairie Library – Green Foxtail Room, 565 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie

Drop in for free advice on your resume from PROP’s Employment Program and CareerForce staff. No appointment needed. All are welcome!

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

Most Needed Items

Most Needed Items

Here are the most commonly needed items

Food Items

Canned Chicken

Canned Chili

Canned Stew

Diced Tomatoes

Canned Fruit

Peanut Butter

Oatmeal (instant/rolled)

Healthy Snacks  (granola bars, crackers, pretzels)

Pasta Mix/ Sides

Rice (Brown/Mix)

Tea/ Coffee

Tomato paste/ Tomato Sauce

100% Juice (Apple, Orange, Grape, Grapefruit)

Pancake Mix and Syrup

Canned Tuna

Pasta Sauce

Jelly

Gluten free items

Ethnic food staples

Non-food items

Personal Care:

Bar Soap

Shampoo

Conditioner

Body wash

Tooth brushes

Tooth paste

Men’s and Women’s deodorant

Pull-Ups : Boys and Girls all sizes

Paper products

Baby Wipes

Kleenex

Paper Towels

Toilet Paper

Donations can be dropped off

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Wednesday 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Here is our list of items for a food drive PROP Food Shelf Food Drive Items

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

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive 2023

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive 2023

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive 2023

Saturday, May 13th

On Saturday, May 13th, 2023, the National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its 31st Annual “Stamp Out Hunger” drive. Locally, Eden Prairie Letter Carriers will collect much needed food and personal care items donated by residents and transport them to PROP Food Shelf for distribution to people in crisis in Eden Prairie and Chanhassen. PROP Food Shelf is providing the letter carriers with printed bags to distribute to area residents to use for the drive. Residents simply fill the bag with donated items and leave them by their mailbox. The letter carriers will do the rest.

Most needed items identified by PROP include: high protein canned or bagged items, pasta and sauce, canned fruit, pancake mix and syrup, coffee, condiments and full-sized personal care items. Donations may also be made online at propfood.org.

 

 

 

 

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