We need you in the fight against hunger!

Every March, Minnesotans rally in support of their local food shelves, providing essential food and funds to help their neighbors in need. The Minnesota FoodShare March campaign is a statewide effort to alleviate hunger in our communities.This year, CEAP hopes to raise $150,000 and stock our two food shelves with 200,000 pounds of food to
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January 13th, 2017
Category: Community, Donors, Event, News & Updates, Volunteer Events

February Brooklyn Bounty Available!

Did you know you can find local free and reduced meals, as well as food distributions, in your area?  Check out CEAP’s February Brooklyn Bounty and the February Anoka County Community Food Calendar for the most current food resources near you.

January 3rd, 2017
Category: Uncategorized

December Brooklyn Bounty Available!

Did you know you can find local free and reduced meals, as well as food distributions, in your area?  Check out CEAP’s December Brooklyn Bounty and the December Anoka County Community Food Calendar for the most current food resources near you.

December 1st, 2016
Category: Community, Family Services, News & Updates

Help Us Make Spirits Bright!

CEAP is need of gifts for our Toys of Joy program!  Through this program we provide over 1,000 families with toys for their children ages 0 to 16.  To help spread the word Channel 12 TV ran the following segment on how you can help us make spirits bright this holiday season.  Check it out!

November 23rd, 2016
Category: Community, Donors, Event, News & Updates, Volunteer Events

Join CEAP’s Plentiful Produce Co-Op

Interested in receiving an extra 40 pounds of produce this month?For every hour you volunteer to sort produce at CEAP, you’ll receive 10 pounds of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs to take home.  Volunteer your time sorting and get fresh food in return!  Below are the shifts we need assistance with.Mondays:  12:00pm – 4:00pmTuesdays:  10:00am
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November 23rd, 2016
Category: Volunteer Events

Get Your Donation Matched Today!

For every dollar you give to CEAP between now and August 31st, CEAP will receive a dollar-for-dollar match up to $75,000!  Make your donation today by clicking here!

July 2nd, 2016
Category: Uncategorized

CEAP’s 1st Ever Hunger Happy Hour

Join us for CEAP’s first ever Hunger Happy Hour!July 18th, 20164:00pm – 8:00pm at OMNI Brewing9462 Deerwood Ln NMaple Grove, MN 55369Have a beer… or 2 or 3… to help your neighbor in need!  Hosted at OMNI Brewing in Maple Grove, CEAP will receive $1 for every beer sold in addition to admission. There will be
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July 1st, 2016
Category: Community, Event, Uncategorized

March Madness!! Minnesota FoodShare Boosts What CEAP Can Provide

It is a field of over 300 “teams” (and not just 68 like the annual men’s college basketball tournament) so it is truly “March Madness” for anyone in Minnesota helping hungry people get food. Each March Minnesota FoodShare, an effort spearheaded by the Greater Minneapolis Area Council of Churches, directs time, money, and spirit towards helping
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March 28th, 2016
Category: Community, Family Services

A day in the life of CEAP’s driver

I walk in to our participating supplier today; they are always so happy and cheerful to see me. They know when I arrive that we have work to do, but its good work. That work that generates those feelings that something good is gonna happen.At Wal-mart, one of our best providers, they have the Feed
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March 3rd, 2016
Category: Community

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Nourishing Students with Meals for Minds

Each month I am delighted to see so many sweet faces of the students that benefit from a CEAP and Target collaboration called, “Meals for Minds.” CEAP sets up essentially a mobile food shelf in the school cafeteria and students enrolled at the school come with their parents to pick up 22 pounds of fresh
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February 25th, 2016
Category: Uncategorized