August Virtual East Side Café

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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 to the August 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 Galettes:

Piano Sonata No. 14 Movement 2 by Beethoven

Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Snacks:

Flyer for the September Café includes an illustrative image of an older person in a car with a sign that says "The café is going curbside." Details are in the body of the post.

The Café Goes Curbside – September 9th

Sign up today for the “Do-It-Yourself” East Side Café on September 9th! Reserve your meal and pick it up at our location on September 9th between 11am and 12:30pm – delivery is also available for those unable to pick up. Meals will also include fun goodies like trivia, puzzles, coloring books, and more! A $5 suggested donation would be gladly received to help cover the cost of the meal. Sign up today by calling us at 651-683-2326 or 651-335-8840.

When: Thursday, September 9th from 11am to 12:30pm.

RSVP: Contact us at 651-683-2326 or 651-335-8840 to make your reservation.

Lunch: Lunch will include chicken salad with apples, plus a cookie from Cookie Cart. Your meal will also include a goodie bag filled with a coloring book, colored pencils, trivia, and puzzles. 

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

Flier for free groceries for seniors on September 21st. 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, september 21st  But you must order by September 9th 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.