CEAP mobilizes resources, shares abundance and nourishes neighbors to create and celebrate a healthier, stronger and connected community. In normal times, this is a big task– during a pandemic, it becomes even more critical.



The COVID-19 pandemic has led CEAP to pivot our strategy and find new, safe ways to do what we do best: provide assistance to our neighbors in an emergency. 

  • We’re now delivering 1,700 frozen meals to our senior neighbors every two weeks through our Meals on Wheels program, and making daily phone calls to each senior to check on them and talk with them. 
  • We’re providing pre-packed “CEAP Essentials” groceries to every neighbor who needs access to food, and we’re doing it in a safe, no-contact way that prioritizes the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, and participants.

***As part of the economic stimulus bill, all taxpayers will be able to claim an additional $300 charitable donation deduction from their taxes, in addition to their standard deduction. Read the details here.

For tax purposes, nothing of reportable value is provided to you in exchange for a contribution. CEAP is a 501 (c)3 charitable organization; EIN 41-0990340. Your contribution is tax deductible as permitted by law. In Minnesota a portion of your contribution is tax deductible even if you do not itemize on your tax return.