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Community programs

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


English as a Second Language

ESL class

English language learners are invited to practice and improve their language skills at Creekside Mondays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. 

This program provides small group tutoring in a relaxed and informal setting. A variety of skills are taught including writing, basic conversation and daily life skills. Stop by class to see if this is the right class for you.

This program does not provide English proficiency testing. Open to all ages and free to attend.

Food programs

City Diner

Creekside contracts with Optage Senior Dining to provide delicious, catered meals served at 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday at Creekside. Reservations are required by noon, two working days before meal.

Anyone aged 60 and older may pay a suggested contribution of $0 – 3.50 for regular lunch meals and $0 – 4.50 for special lunch events with a completed NAPIS (National Aging Program Information System) form. Those who choose not to fill out the form or are under the age of 60, must pay $7.25.

Contact Creekside to make reservations and for NAPIS form.

Optage Home Delivered Heat and Eat Meals

With the choice of more than 65 home-delivered meals, enjoy the freedom to dine when you want to. These meals are ordered and delivered weekly on Wednesdays.

Heat and eat meals are available to Bloomington residents ages 60 and older and adults with disabilities. Meals are available through private pay at the cost of $6.75 for a complete meal and $4.75 for an entrée, waiver programs, and other subsidized programs based on qualification.

For more information, go to Optage Senior Dining Choices or call 651-746-8200.

Loaves and Fishes

A free evening meal is served to all ages and incomes Monday – Friday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Creekside. If you are interested in dining at Loaves and Fishes, come in and have a seat, no reservations needed, no questions asked.

Meals are sponsored by local businesses and organizations that purchase, prepare, serve, and clean-up each night. If you or a group are interested in volunteering or donating to this site, contact Bloomington Loaves & Fishes at 952-948-0746 or go to Loaves & Fishes.

*Menu and volunteer group are subject to change without notice. 
This page will be updated with any Loaves and Fishes closings.

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.

Fare For All 2019

Tax assistance

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Income Tax

Creekside Community Center partners with AARP Tax-Aide to provide free tax assistance to those who meet income requirements. Taxpayers with complex tax returns are advised to seek paid tax assistance.

This free, walk-in service is done for 2019. Check back in January 2020 for tax preparation dates and times.

AARP Tax-Aide

Free tax preparation services to individuals and families with middle to low income on a first-come, first-served basis. Taxpayers with complex tax return requirements are advised to seek paid tax services.

Have specific tax related questions and concerns?

Representatives from AARP Tax Aide can be reached at 952-858-9040.

Looking for tax forms or instruction books?

These can be obtained by visiting and Revenue.State.MN.US.

Looking for tax forms or instruction books? These can be obtained by visiting and Revenue.State.MN.US.