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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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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CEAP’s Meals on Wheels rolls along because of volunteers!

CEAP’s Meals-on-Wheels program volunteer drivers could be poster children for the old U.S. Post Office motto (even though they don’t actually have an official motto, that’s just a myth) about their mail carriers dedication to their job: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat or darkness stays these couriers from swift completion of their rounds”.Each day,
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What do you think of when you hear the word “volunteer”?

According to Merriam Webster, a volunteer is “a person who expresses a willingness to undertake a service. Being a volunteer means that you are offering something that is not required, or an obligation, but something you do out of the kindness of your heart.You don’t volunteer to become rich, or for recognition. You volunteer because
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Keep your heart healthy

Did you know the heart pumps about 100 gallons of blood through the body each hour – enough to fill 1,600 drinking glasses? The heart is an amazing machine and this month we’re raising awareness for American Heart Month and learning ways to “Keep Your Heart Healthy.”Your heart is a muscle and much like other
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CEAP partners help families

 I’ve talked about CEAP’s strong partnerships in the past, particularly around the Holidays as well as through school districts, but today I’ll focus three who work out of CEAP offices in Brooklyn Center where they take direct advantage of the one-stop-shop of services in the Northwest Family Service Center.Portico Healthnet (www.porticohealthnet.org) has been in CEAP
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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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Getting Festive for Toys of Joy

It’s that time of year again, can you believe it?! The holidays are here, the snow is falling, and CEAP is preparing for its Toys of Joy program where we provide toys and stocking stuffers to kids.My duty is to make the event festive! That means bringing in wonderful piano players and singers, Santa and
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Turning Leaf Thrift Store Thanksgiving Bag Sale

Turn a new leaf! Turning Leaf Thrift Store is CEAP’s newest addition in the Brooklyn Center office. Officially opened on July 1st of this year, Turning Leaf offers very low cost clothing, shoes, accessories and more to the public.CEAP relies solely on donations from the public to operate Turning Leaf. The generosity of our donors
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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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