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3 staff members pose together at an outdoor picnic.

Thanks to Lou the Photo Guy for taking our new staff photo!  

Welcome

Welcome to the July 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!  

Adventure of the Speckled Band:

The Ludlows & The First Snowflakes:

Make Your Own Coloring Book:

Flyer for the September East Side Cafe.  Event is on September 9th and includes bingo and meal.  Details are in the body of the post.

Lunch and Bingo – September 9th

Join us for the return of the East Side Café on September 9th from 12pm to 2pm!  We will enjoy a delicious lunch and bingo.  $5 suggested donation includes lunch and a seat for bingo.  

RSVP

Call us today to register for this event!  Contact us at 763-325-3473 or 651-335-8840 to register.  You can also sign up by contacting us at Info@EastSideElders.org.  

Transportation

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.  When you make your reservation, please let us know if you use a wheelchair, walker, or other mobility aid.  

Free Coloring Books

Coloring book page of a vw bus

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 Info@EastSideElders.org or 651-683-2326 and we can mail you a printed copy if you are 60+ and in our service area.  

Flier for the August Fetch! program. Fetch! logo features a yellow and white dog holding a paper bag. Also includes an illustrative image of a strawberry, eggs, and leafy greens. Program details included in the body of the post.

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, August 24th.  But you must order by August 13th to be included!  If you would prefer to pick up your groceries, we can also schedule you for an easy pickup at our location.

Bye For Now

Two women sitting at a table together, smiling

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.