April 2023

Why Volunteer at Valley Outreach?

April is national volunteer month! Last year, 480 volunteers served 21,787 volunteer hours at Valley Outreach. We couldn’t do what we do without the help of our amazing volunteers. 

We often get asked, why should I volunteer? Hear from our volunteer manager, Kenny McCoy, and sign up today!

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We Make It Easy To Ask For Help

We often get asked, "How does Valley Outreach know that clients need food, clothing, or client services help if we don't ask them to fill out financial forms?" Read our new blog post to learn more!

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We Are Hiring!

We are hiring a Director of Finance & Administration! You will be responsible for the overall management and leadership of multiple functions. You will have your finger on the pulse of the financials that keep our doors open. You will support the resources that get the work done (the humans) by managing human resources plans and tasks. This role also includes broad oversight of facility needs, in tandem with a facilities management company. 

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We are hiring a Director of Development! In this new role (yes, new to us, first time!), you will be responsible for building a comprehensive donor engagement/stewardship strategy that expands on our current efforts, integrates our strategic framework priorities, and embeds community-centric fundraising principles.

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Results Are In for the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign!

The results are in for the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign! A GIANT thank you to all the businesses, faith communities, community partners, and individuals who raised $156,761 and more than 13,700 pounds of food to support the Valley Outreach mission!

Come Shop StyleXchange!

StyleXchange is open to the public for sales on Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

All items are between $4 - $10!

We’ve seen about a 90% increase in the use of our programs and our food shelf use is at an all time high. All revenue generated by StyleXchange will go directly into client programs!

Make sure to spread the word with friends and family! There is something for everyone.

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"Years ago, I had a part time job in Stillwater and I lived in St. Paul. My job was located right by the food shelf. I had 4 mouths to feed, pay day was a week away. I decided to stop in at the food shelf and ask if they could help me. I told them I know I am out of your area* and my local food shelf hours did not coincide with my hours I worked. They helped me!! I was so thankful and will always think highly of your organization!" Valley Outreach Client

* At the time, food shelves had geographic boundaries. We (nor most MN food shelves), no longer have barriers like this.

Upcoming Volunteer Needs!

We are looking for warehouse volunteers on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. - noon.

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Drive-up Donation Hours

M - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

W/F - Closed

T/Th - 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Service Hours

Appointment Only

M - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

T/Th - 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Walk-in Only

F - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

W - Closed

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