Mission Outpost

Every year Mission Outpost supports thousands of people in our area by providing for basic food, clothing and other needs. The Prince of Peace community, along with partner organizations provide the hundreds of volunteers needed to keep the door open.  You are the smiling face to greet and serve people when they visit the Outpost. Your donations also help us keep stocked full of much needed items.

Outpost Hours

Visitors arriving within 30 minutes of closing time may receive limited services.

Monday: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. By Appointment (MUST include your monthly food shelf request)
Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Friday (2nd & 4th): 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Food Distribution (Farmers Market) through The Salvation Army
Thursdays  2 times a month by appointment 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Appointment sign up taken each session or 952-898-2736

Donations

Donations are an important part of Mission Outpost. Furniture, food and clothing are the most popular items. These are the items that we are able to share with the community.

  • Financial Gifts – All financial gifts given here will support the Mission Outpost directly – furniture, food, clothing.
  • Furniture - We are only able to accept some furniture and household items. For more information, please contact Kim at 952-898-9310 or mofurniture@popmn.org.
  • Food
  • Housewares
  • Clothing - We take all clothing items that are clean and without rips, tears and broken zippers. Please keep your clothing donations within the current season.
  • Cars - Provided the cars are in decent condition they are given to people in need in our community.

Looking to donate an item, but Mission Outpost doesn’t accept it? View the specifics in this Dakota County Reuse and Donation Opportunities .pdf.

Volunteering

There are many ways to volunteer in the Mission Outpost. You can hosting families through the process, sort donations, stock and reorganize shelves, shop for groceries, pick up food from local stores, deliver furniture, help with office duties. Some people come to hold babies, others like to read to the toddlers, some sort clothing while others interact with the families in need. These are just a few of the areas you can serve in. Training is provided for all areas.

Who can volunteer?
There are volunteer opportunities for most ages, families or individuals. There are some lifting requirements: in the foodshelf, there is a requirement of needing to lift bags of groceries that could get up to 25 pound. The furniture ministry would require the ability to lift 25 pounds or more. There are many opportunities that do not require any lifting.

Have a group that would like to serve?
Outside groups are always welcome at Mission Outpost. Whether you are a business, youth group or service group – we have opportunities to serve! A couple of other ideas can be done within your organization. One would be organizing a seasonal clothing drive. Another idea would be to organize a food or sundry drive. Please contact us at outpost@popmn.org or at 952-898-9311 to ask questions.

 

Current Volunteer Opportunites

  • Food Shelf - Stocking shelves

    Stocking food on shelves, accepting food deliveries, preparing for Mission Outpost to open. Involves some lifting of 25 lbs.

    Shifts:

    • Mondays 9:00 a.m. to noon
    • Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. to noon
    • Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. to noon
    • Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • Food Shelf - Filling orders

    Filling orders for clients, restocking shelves as needed.

    Shifts:

    • Mondays 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • Mondays 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Wednesdays 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • Fridays (2nd and 4th of the month) 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

     

  • Clothing Closet - Sorting

    Sorting clothing, sorting linens, toiletries

    Shifts:

    • Mondays 9:00 a.m. to noon
    • Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • Clothing Closet - Check Out

    Clothing closet check out, filling orders for linens/toiletries

    Shifts:

    • Mondays 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • Mondays 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • Fridays (2nd and 4th of the month) 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Hosting

    Assisting families through the process of receiving what they require. Praying with families. Does require a background check.

    Shifts:

    • Mondays 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • Wednesdays 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • Fridays (2nd and 4th of the month) 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Food distribution through the Salvation Army

    Set up tables, prepare for distribution

    • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

    Assist families through the process, running carts

    • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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