September Virtual East Side Café

Illustrative image of a café with falling leaves, a pumpkin, and a black cat. Text reads: Virtual East Side Café.
3 staff members pose together at an outdoor picnic.

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


Welcome to the September 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!  

Allegretto from Suite:

Sugar Cookies

Origami Fox:

Flyer for the Soups and Scares Fundraiser.  Includes illustrative images of bunting, pumpkin, soup, and leaves. Details about the event can be found in the post.

Soups and Scares – October 28th!

We’ve been brewing up something terrifyingly tasty – Soups and Scares!  Choose from 3 different brews, and pick up your order on October 28th.  Last day to order is October 20th – don’t miss out!

Menu includes Chicken Tortilla Soup, Hamburger Soup, and Minestrone.  All orders of soup also include a sweet treat – a delicious cookie bar baked by our team! 

Soups are available ready to eat or ready to freeze, so you can enjoy them right away or tuck them away in the freezer for later!   

And most importantly, every order helps support our free grocery program for seniors in the community.  Each month, we delivery bags of groceries to more than 85 older adults in need.  Do some good and enjoy some good food!

Order online by clicking the button below or give us a call at 651-683-2326 to order by phone!

Free Coloring Books

Coloring page image featuring frogs and mushrooms.

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.  

Flyer for the October Fetch distribution features illustrative images of produce and the fetch logo - a yellow and white dog holding a paper bag. Details in 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, October 19th.  But you must order by October 7th 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 October.

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Need Help?
Contact us at 651-683-2326