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SPOC Partners

See below information on events and outreach activities happening with Saint Paul Outreach Center (SPOC) partners!


SPOC Partner: Concordia University, St. Paul

Chai Dosti

Chai Dosti is a program of conversation and fellowship with international students at Concordia University, St. Paul. We will meet occasionally over the summer. Everyone is welcome to stop by and meet students and be a welcoming presence during their time in the US. Meet in the Buenger Education Center (BEC) at 4:30pm. Planned summer dates are July 31, 2024 and August 28, 2024.  Contact Anna Gruen ( with questions or visit the CSP hospitality website for more details about this and other volunteer opportunities:
Chai Dosti


SPOC Partner: St. Stephanus Lutheran Church

Food Distribution

Food Distribution with SPOC partner St. Stephanus: Each month a truck from Second Harvest comes to deliver many pounds of fresh produce for us (St. Stephan’s) to give out to neighbors in need. Food is paid for through gifts to Second Harvest or St. Stephanus. You’re invited to join the team of volunteers gathers to sort food, bag it, and distribute it to our neighbors. We have a dedicated team of volunteers that help each month but we would love, and are in need of, some new hands to help this summer as people travel. There is a job for everyone!  Volunteers are needed each 3rd Thursday, 2:30-6:45 with the sign-up for slots at:  The remaining dates for summer 2024 are:  July 18, August 15. A detailed flyer is on the bulletin board in the St. Stephanus church hallway. For questions, contact Megan at

Food Dis Summer 2024