resource insecurity

  • Meal Ministry

    Food insecurity continues to be a huge issue in South Washington County. To help meet this need,  The Grove has partnered with SoWashCo CARES (Community Action Reaching Every Student), the South Washington County School District and Washington County to provide access to free meals in two ways.  


    1) The Grove is part of SoWashCo CARES Saturday Supper Club, providing a free meal curbside pick up at both our Woodbury and Cottage Grove locations on the fourth Saturday of each month.


    2) The Grove provides free food and activities at some of the Skoolie Family Fun Nights at Royal Oaks and Armstrong Elementary schools during the summer.  


  • Collection Ministry

    The Grove is a collection site for several organizations.   You can drop off donations Monday-Friday 8am-3pm or Sunday mornings at the Woodbury campus.

    • The Christian Cupboard Community Food Shelf
    • The Free Little Library
    • Emma Norton Services
    • Division of Indian Work
    • UMCOR health kits
    • Box tops for education
    • Ink cartridges for local schools


  • Hope for the Journey Home

    March/September - Guardian Angels Catholic Church


    Take a shift to staff Hope for the Journey Home, a homeless shelter for families. Volunteers help prepare and serve dinner or stay overnight and serve breakfast. They also enjoy talking with the residents.


  • Compassion and Justice

    The Compassion and Justice Team inspires, supports, and connects faith to action, igniting hope to end suffering and injustice in our local and global communities.  We accomplish this through education, advocacy, empowerment, direct service, and financial resource allocation.  


  • Summer Service Trip

    7 to 10-day trip in July

    9th grade to adult

    Scholarships available for high school students and young adults


    Each summer, students and adults of The Grove go on a mission trip to another part of the country. Participants focus on serving others while challenging their own assumptions and biases. Genuine relationship is at the heart of the trip as students and adults make connections with each other and those from different backgrounds. This trip serves as the capstone for confirmation.