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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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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No less demand in the “Quiet” time of year

Like the classic January “thaw” when temperatures “soar” into the 30’s and we get a feeling like spring is near, the pace in CEAP Family Services appears to slow a little and we get a feeling like maybe demand is dropping.  But as Minnesotans, we know it is an illusion and winter is still with
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What the Holiday Season Success is all about

The Winter Holidays are a busy time of year for non-profits of all kinds but particularly for those agencies like CEAP providing immediate needs for people in the community. Demand goes up as the temperature goes down and folks have to stretch their limited incomes even further to cover rising heating costs, increased transportation costs,
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Is Healthy Food REALLY More Expensive?

We’ve all made the excuse…You know, the one where we justify eating poorly by claiming that eating healthy is just too expensive.  But is our rational based in truth or fairy tale.  Watch the video below to find out.  As it turns out, purchasing healthy foods at the supermarket can cost nearly 3 times as much
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