People Reaching Other People (PROP) of Eden Prairie
St. Andrew Lutheran Church partners with People Reaching Other People (PROP) as a local mission partner for the SW suburbs. In addition to many St. Andrew community members volunteering at PROP, St. Andrew conducts quarterly food drives, school backpack collections, winter coats and mittens, and other support for PROP throughout the year.
PROP’s mission is to compassionately provide food and comprehensive support to our neighbors in need that creates a path towards self-sufficiency in Eden Prairie and Chanhassen who are facing financial hardship or crisis. Primary services include a food shelf, short-term financial help, support for low-income families with children and teens, and support for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
PROP Empty Bowls Food Drive
Days/Times: Feb. 27 from 10:00 AM–2:00 PM and Feb. 28 during worship
Description: St. Andrew Lutheran Church serves as the PROP Empty Bowls food drive drop off location at the main awning at St. Andrew. The drive will be receiving donations on on Saturday (2/27) from 10AM-2PM and Sunday (2/28) morning during weekly worship services. Make your donation in a socially-distanced manner and support the food shelf serving the needs of our community.
St. Andrew is being asked to restock the ‘most needed items’ in the PROP food shelf. The list is below. Note: no canned vegetables are needed at this time, please!
Most Needed Items:
- Pancake Mix
- Canned Chili
- 100% Juice
- Granola Bars/Breakfast Bars
If you are interested in volunteering, please let Pastor Peter know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Pastor Peter
PROP Food Shelf Most Needed Items
PROP is Eden Prairie’s local food shelf offering food assistance to the vulnerable members of our community. As you can imagine, significant needs continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though all items are welcomed, for the most updated food donation needs at PROP, please see their webpage for most needed items. While PROP welcomes donations of several most needed items, all non-pork soups are most welcomed right now.
Note: PROP’s office (14700 Technology Drive) is accepting food donations with a no-contact method of delivery. Donations can be dropped off Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM–1:00 PM and Wednesday evening 4:00 PM– 6:30 PM. 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.
PROP Food Drive
Age Range: All ages
Days/Times: Congregation-wide food collection drives as well as other small group activities periodically
Description: Collect and deliver food donations for the PROP food shelf (propfood.org). Drives may include pre-packed bags for the congregation to donate, summer snack pack program, and financial donations.
Contact: Norrie Simpson
PROP Holiday Gift Cards
Age Range: All ages
Days/Times: November and December
Description: Choose to sponsor a person and/or family identified through PROP by providing a gift card to help make this Christmas a little brighter.
Contact: Kaitlin Bach