Community programs

Creekside Community Center is home to a variety of programs for all ages.

Food programs

Loaves and Fishes

PLEASE NOTE: Beginning January 4, 2021, Loaves and Fishes will relocate its Bloomington takeaway meal service to Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, 2200 W. Old Shakopee Road, which is just 1/2 mile south of Creekside. Meals will continue to be served Monday - Friday, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

Contact the Loaves & Fishes main office at 612-377-9810 for daily meal updates, volunteering, or to make a donation.

Fare For All

Fare For All is open to everyone. This food distribution program can save you up to 40 percent on brand-name groceries. Items include fresh produce, frozen meat, and other basic groceries. There are no income guidelines. Cash, credit, debit and EBT are accepted.

Upcoming Fare For All events can be found online on the City of Bloomington Events Calendar

Tax assistance

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AARP Tax-Aide

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program will again provide free tax preparation assistance beginning in February, 2021. AARP does not have specific income guidelines, but taxpayers with complex tax returns are advised to seek other tax services.

In 2021, tax help will be provided by appointment only with a process that is tailored to meet the state and federal guidelines for operating in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beginning January 25, you can make your appointments Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. by calling 612-284-1916. You can also ask taxpayer questions at the same times and via the same phone number. Directions on the tax process will be provided during your appointment call.

Prepare + Prosper

Visit prepareandprosper.org or call 651-287-0187 to make an appointment for virtual tax prep. Call 651-287-0187 to make appointments for a phone screening and a time/location to drop off your documents. Scheduling opens on Monday, February 8.

For additional information on Prepare + Prosper 2021 tax services, please review the website - P+P Free Tax Preparation.

Looking for tax forms or instruction books or interested in filing yourself online?

Forms can be obtained by visiting IRS.gov and Revenue.State.MN.US.

Visit revenue.state.mn.us and type “Free File” in the search field for a list of free software options available through the IRS’s Free File program.