Volunteers are the heart of PROP!

Volunteers play an essential role in our ability to give exceptional services to the people we serve. Working together as a team, you, along with PROP’s staff and Board of Directors, contribute to the health, livability and vitality of Eden Prairie and Chanhassen. Come join the PROP Family!

“Everyone at PROP tries to always do the right thing helping clients. I am proud to be part of the volunteer team.” – PROP volunteer

Questions? Please contact prop@propfood.org

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Volunteer FAQ's

Volunteering at Prop

PROP has a variety of volunteer opportunities within food operations, front office, and support systems. All volunteer positions are weekly ongoing commitments, with a commitment of at least 30 hours of service over a three month period. Orientation and training sessions are required for all volunteer positions except special projects or drivers. Learn more about the positions, hours and responsibilities by filling out our online application.

Volunteer FAQ’s

  • PROP welcomes all who would like to volunteer.
  • Those 14+ years old can work on-site at our food shelf. We prefer a commitment of 3 months.
  • Adults and families with children under 14 can volunteer at many PROP events, including our annual Empty Bowls fundraiser in February, the annual Postal Drive in May, school supply drive in August, and various food drive pop-ups at local groceries around the city.

Learn more about the positions, hours and responsibilities by filling out our online application.

Featured News

Summer Food For Kids

Summer Food For Kids

Why do we have our Summer Food for kids program? During the summer, when children do not receive free/reduced lunch at school, we provide additional food to their families. Families often have difficulty securing enough food in the summer months. This summer the...

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School Supplies

School Supplies

BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLIES PROGRAM Eden Prairie Schools (EPS) families experiencing financial hardship can again pick up needed school supplies for their students at each school during Back-to-School Open House Nights at the end of August. Families do NOT need to...

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Recent News

Summer Food For Kids

Why do we have our Summer Food for kids program? During the summer, when children do not receive free/reduced lunch at school, we provide additional food to their families. Families often have difficulty securing enough food in the summer months. This summer the...

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...

A dream come true – Casey

Many of PROP’s clients can’t afford to send their kids to summer camps. With a little help from PROP some dreams do come true. Here is one. Casey, a 10-year old girl who always loved collecting toy ponies, was able to attend a five-day horseback riding camp in...

Help much needed – Maria

Maria, a single mom with two children came to PROP in pain, from an infected tooth. Her dentist would not help unless she paid in advance, and the tooth couldn’t be pulled or it would have created bigger problems later. Her choice was to pay the rent or take away the...