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Featured Current Service Opportunities

Serving is foundational to our faith life. Consider serving at one of these upcoming opportunities. All of these service opportunities can be done as a family. Children are welcome to participate.

Saturday morning, October 7  Highway Clean up Crew – 25 people needed. Help clean up the ditches on 125th Ave near the Chain of Lakes building. 9am breakfast at Perkins, 10am meet at Chain of Lakes – Email 

Thursday 7pm, October 12  “Feed My Starving Children” 35 spaces available, 2 hour commitment. Email 

Thursday, October 26  Box City – Pack up 100 lunch bags at Chain of Lakes to be delivered to Box City at Blaine High School. More information forthcoming.

Saturday, December 2 Grocery bagging at Cub Foods. More information forthcoming

Thursday, December 14
39th Annual Homeless Memorial March and Service 5pm Vigil and March, 6pm Service of Rememberance.

Chain of Lakes at Feed My Starving Children 2022

Ongoing Local opportunities

Why join? To connect, develop friendships, have fun. Click on each title for group information; sign up at 763.208.8049 or

HOPE 4 Youth supports young people, ages 16 to 24, who are experiencing homelessness. They provide assistance with basic-needs case management, stable housing, education and employment. You are welcome to serve by cooking meals, sorting supplies, mentoring and more at the Drop-in Center

HOPE Place is a 12-unit Coon Rapids transitional housing facility that offers supportive services to young people who are experiencing homelessness. You can serve by becoming a Volunteer Greeter. They are stationed at the front desk to create a welcoming environment for residents and guests.

For more information about all HOPE 4 Youth programs, go to

Hope for the Community is a humanitarian organization in Blaine that feeds hundreds of families each week. To accomplish this, individuals are needed to serve Wednesday 12-2:30 p.m. or Thursday from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

You will receive a warm welcome whenever you are able to serve. For more information go to


Hope Church, Hope for the Community
1264 109th Ave NE
Blaine, MN 55434

Food Pick up Times:
Thursday ~ 10am – 5pm

If you are in line before the end time, you will receive food, while supplies last

Stepping Stone Emergency Housing provides emergency shelter and critical support services for individuals 18 and older experiencing homelessness while striving toward self-sufficiency. Stepping Stone requires you complete an application and attend a short training session before serving. There are a variety of service opportunities in food service 11 am – 3 pm Monday-Friday At this time, assistance is needed with:
  • Sweeping the kitchen daily
  • Mopping, twice a week, in the kitchen
  • Sweeping & mopping in the kitchen hallway
  • Cleaning the women’s bathroom twice a week
  • Washing dishes & putting them away
  • Take kitchen garbage’s & recycling out daily
  • School donations – They receive food daily from the schools. Help is needed to inventory, pan, label, & put away.
  • Second Harvest – Receive & put it away
For more information contact  

Threshold to New Life Ministry
Serving Breakfast Downtown Minneapolis

They are looking for 2-3 individuals to serve with regular volunteers setting up and serving breakfast daily to individuals experiencing homelessness. The location is the Salvation Army-Harbor Lights building at 1010 Currie Ave Minneapolis. Arrival time is 5am. You will be done by 7am.

For more information go to

Ending Homelessness Through Partnerships

The Local Impact team wants  to be part of a movement that ends homelessness among youth and adults in Anoka County. The team does this through partnerships with groups who directly help serve homeless youth and homeless adults.
Since its existence Chain of Lakes has established partnerships with the following schools:
  • Blaine High School
  • Anoka Regional High School
  • Anoka Technical High School
  • Spring Lake Park School District
  • River Trail Learning Center at L.O. Jacob
The Local Impact Team has organized many events to help serve at: