Urgent news on the government shutdown

CEAP is on the front lines helping families during the government shutdown. “I’ve never had to ask for help like this before.” “I’d never thought I’d be here.” “I can’t believe this is happening.” Your neighbors are hurting, and they need your help now, more than ever.  CEAP is on the front lines, supporting families
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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.

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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The reason for the season

It is typical to see a jump in demand here In Family Services at CEAP during the Holiday Season and this year is no exception.  Our food appointment calendars in both locations are filling up rapidly every day. In addition, we are signing people up for CEAP’s annual holiday program, Toys of Joy, at our
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Mission Moments – The Power of the Referral

There were many goals in opening the Northwest family Service Center, one of them being partnering with our community in order to help families in a more efficient and effective manner. The ability to connect families with agencies and programs that will benefit them is a great asset to our community. CEAP as an agency
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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes. We’ve all heard of it, we know there are different types, but what exactly is diabetes and why is it important for people to know?That’s what CEAP’s Community Health focus is all about this November. November is a perfect time to present the topic to the CEAP community as it is Diabetes Awareness Month.
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NFL Kick Hunger Challenge

As a member of the Minnesota Hunger Initiative, CEAP is proud to be a partner in the NFL Kick Hunger Challenge. When you donate to your favorite team’s page, your donations will support the Minnesota Hunger Initiative. Share, post, and donate to the MN Vikings page in support of the Minnesota Hunger Initiative.The Minnesota Hunger Initiative is a group of organizations working to raise awareness of
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Helping families everyday, but not without our partners

Over the years in Northwest Hennepin County  and throughout Anoka County CEAP has been known to help a lot of people in those areas with their immediate needs – food, clothing, assistance with keeping housing, transportation – to name a few, but CEAP has never done it without working with great partner organizations. Since it
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Feed the Need – this weekend

March is a crazy time at CEAP.  It is our largest donation month.  The donations we receive in March will fill our shelves until this summer.  And the match we receive from Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign allows us to buy an additional 2 months worth of food.   For the second year, CEAP is capping
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Warm weather, warm hearts.

Spring has finally arrived. The weather forecasters were actually accurate and we have had temperatures approaching 70 degrees in March.  But it is March after all, typically the snowiest month of the year, so anything can happen. We are also seeing some signs of the warming economy. For instance, the number of people Family Service
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