Community Resource Center2020-10-29T11:35:37-05:00

Community Resource Center

Offering hope and support while providing basic needs (food, clothing, supplies) and supportive case management to assist families in crisis.


When the congregation of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church learned that there were homeless families in our neighborhood, we put our faith into action and responded.

The Community Resource Center opened in March 2011. We strive to provide help, hope and healing to our neighbors in need. When someone is faced with a difficult situation or is in crisis, we feel that the church is called to be a place to find not only hope and strength, but also a place for assistance with basic need, including emergency family shelter, rental assistance, food, clothing, basic household items, and more, so that we all have the opportunity to live the life that God has intended for us.


Thanksgiving Food Distribution

Thanksgiving Food Distribution The CRC will be hosting a COVID-friendly Thanksgiving food distribution (turkeys, potatoes, vegetable, etc.) to Mahtomedi and North St. Paul area residents to make their Thanksgiving meal.  The food distribution will take place on Thursday, November 19. Shifts are available from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Volunteers are utilized to help set up, pick up the turkeys, and to help the family member select their food items. For more information, contact Debbie Larson at 651.762.9148 or Click here to sign up for a volunteer shift:

St. Andrew’s Community Meals Drive-Thru Style Thursday Nights

Thursdays through October - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall Parking Lot Join us at Thursday Night Community Meals, albeit a bit different than before! With all the safety precautions in place, participants will be invited to not only drive-thru and pick-up a hot meal, but drive-in and enjoy fellowship and conversation tail-gate style in our specially-marked, physically-distanced parking lot.

Carlos Gantchoff Named Director of Community Resource Center

Carlos Gantchoff has been named the new Director of the Community Resource Center (CRC) at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church effective immediately. Gantchoff brings more than 30 years of experience in community service and education, and is passionate about empowering the underprivileged and underserved. He is excited about being part of the CRC, which offers hope and support while providing basic needs (food, clothing, supplies) and supportive case management to assist families in crisis. “I saw in this community and in [...]


We operate the only two Emergency Family Shelters in Washington County for families. Read more about our program or call 651.762.9124 for an appointment.

The CLOTHESLINE offers gently used clothing for families and individuals in the local community.  Read more

Limited one-time rental assistance is available for qualifying families. Read More

Pre-packaged food bag pick-ups Mon. – Thurs., 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. by appointment only.  Additional resources are available Read more 

Our employment mentoring program is designed to help individuals get a new or higher-paying job. Read more 

Call 651-762-9124 Monday – Thursday 8 AM- 4PM. If we can’t help, we’ll try to find someone who can.


The CRC relies solely on grant money and private donations, and accepts no government funding. With the support of the community, together we are able to make a difference in the lives of others. We appreciate your generosity. MAKE A GIFT TODAY


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