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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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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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.

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!

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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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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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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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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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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Making Spirits Bright – CEAP Community Open House

Join us Friday, December 4th from 4pm- 7pm where we’ll have fun family activities, tours and a celebration toward the holidays as CEAP works to make spirits bright in our community.ActivitiesCrafts by Home DepotHoliday Card MakingCooking DecoratingHealthy SnacksSilent AuctionSanta and other celebrated holiday traditionsMusic by Bjorn BrielCEAP tours, check out CEAP’s Truck, and Turning Leaf
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