May Virtual East Side Café

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Welcome to the May Virtual East Side Cafe!  We can’t wait for the day when we can sit down with you and enjoy a meal with the community that you’ve helped build at the East Side Cafe.  But until then, please enjoy the following videos and activities.  

HeartWise Project

This month, we are again thankful for students from The HeartWise Project who sent in a variety of fun and entertaining videos for all of us to enjoy together!  

How to Make Baked Ziti:

Autumn Ballad:

Mug Cake:

Flier for the July 15th summer picnic at Mounds Park Picnic Area from 11am to 2pm. RSVP at 763-325-3473. Flier features colorful bunting, and illustrative images of a picnic basket, sandwich, lemonade, chips, and a party horn.

Summer Picnic July 15th

Join East Side Elders for an afternoon of outdoor fun at our Summer Picnic!  On July 15th from 11am to 2pm, head over to the Mounds Park Picnic Area (10 Mounds Blvd in St. Paul) for lunch and catch up with friends – or meet new friends!  Boxed lunches will be available for folks 60+.  We have so missed seeing everyone in person and we can’t wait to gather with you!  Whether you have attended many of our event or this is your first, you are welcome to join us!


Call us today to register for this free event!  Contact us at 763-325-3473 or 651-335-8840 to register.  You can also register by contacting us at  Summer Picnic registration is limited to 75 folks, so please register early if you would like to attend.


Accessible transportation is available, but spaces are limited!  Call us at 763-325-3473 or 651-335-8840 to request a seat on the accessible van.

Free Coloring Books

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Coloring can be a fantastic way to relax – and we have a large selection of free, printable coloring books for you to enjoy!  We put a call for volunteers to create art that we could complile into coloring books and we were so thankful for the tremendous response!  New volumes are added to our website regularly.

No printer?  Contact us at or 651-683-2326 and we can mail you a printed copy if you are 60+ and in our service area.  

Flier for Wing Wednesday features a photograph of chicken wing and the information included in the body of the post.

Chicken Wing Fundraiser

Get your orders in today for our Wing Wednesday fundraiser!  Orders close June 11th for pickup on June 16th.  Flavor choices include sweet BBQ, spicy buffalo, teriyaki, and vegan buffalo.  Order a meal box or go for just the wings! Meal boxes include 6 wings, potato salad, plus celery and dressing for dipping.  Our meal boxes are a great value at only $8 each!  And don’t forget to add a delicious pineapple soda to your order!

Our meal boxes are also perfect for picnics!  Grab your order and head to your local park.  Or even enjoy a fun, backyard picnic!

Drive Thru Wings

Wing Wednesday is a drive thru fundraiser – no need to leave your car!  Please help keep our volunteers and staff safe by wearing a mask while you are picking up your order.  We appreciate it!

How to Order Your Wings

Order by clicking here or the button below to use our online order form.  Or you can call us at 763-250-8614 to order by phone.

Spread the Word

Help us raise more money for our nonprofit by telling your friends and family about our fundraiser!  Share our posts on Facebook, text your friends, or give your neighbor a call to let them know about Wing Wednesday.  We thank you for your help! 


Flier for free groceries for seniors on June 29th. Fetch logo includes a yellow and white dog on a red background, holding a paper bag. For more information about Fetch, call East Side Elders at 763-325-3473. Flier also includes illustrative images of a strawberry, eggs, and leafy greens.

Fetch! Groceries

Sign up today for free groceries, delivered right to your house or building!  Our grocery program is for seniors 60+ in our service area.  East Side Elders strives to make it simple to get the help you need.  To sign up, give us a call or text at 763-325-3473 or 651-335-8840.  Or use our online contact form to get in touch.

What’s Included

Every month, our team of staff and volunteers pack groceries for over 65 seniors living in our service area.  Bags include fruit, vegetables, and non-perishable food.  Fetch! Clients also choose what kind of milk they would like, including non-dairy options. Each client can also choose from a set of protein options.  With these choices, we hope that each client gets a bag of food that they can use and enjoy.  For example, a bag may include milk, frozen fish, mandarins, eggs, broccoli, bread, canned soup, and toilet paper.  However, bags change every month and depend on what we are able to purchase and what has been donated to our program.

Next Delivery of Free Groceries

Our next delivery will be on Tuesday, June 29th.  But you must order by June 17th to be included!  If you would prefer to pick up your groceries, we can also schedule you for an easy pickup at our location.

Thank you so much for visiting the Virtual East Side Cafe!  We hope you had fun and we hope that you will join us next month for our next installment in June. 

Bye For Now

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Welcome to East Side Elders

Need Help?  Call Us

Rebecca at 651-335-8840
or leave a message at 651-683-2326