Take on the CEAP Community Challenge and celebrate 50 years of sharing healthy food with our community – download the Action Kit here!
March is a big month for coming together to feed our neighbors! From February 28-April 10, Minnesota FoodShare provides a proportional match for every pound of food or dollar donated to CEAP as part of the March FoodShare campaign. Additionally, this March will be the 50th anniversary of an amendment to the Older Americans Act of 1965 that established a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older - Meals on Wheels! CEAP is joining together with Meals on Wheels chapters nationwide to participate in March for Meals, a time to celebrate our senior neighbors and double down on our commitment to keeping them safe and healthy at home by bringing nutritious food and warm friendships right to their door.
The CEAP Community Challenge is our fun way of encouraging our community to come together to support our food assistance programs for our neighbors of all ages. We invite community groups and individual neighbors take on the challenge by participating in food drives, online fundraisers, and other creative ways of helping CEAP meet our goal of raising $200,000 and 150,000 pounds of food to feed our community! This year there is extra cause for celebration because 2022 will mark CEAP's 50th year working to eliminate hunger for our neighbors!
There are a few different ways that committed community groups can take on the CEAP Community Challenge:
- Host a food drive
- Host a “Stuff the Truck” drive-thru donation event
- Volunteer for a Meals on Wheels route with your team
- Host a virtual fundraiser
- Sponsor a meal for our senior neighbors
- Shop CEAP’s Amazon Wish List
- Donate financially
More information about all of these options is available in our CEAP Community Challenge Action Kit. Stay tuned for additional information and opportunities for individual neighbors on CEAP’s social media!
It will take all of us to reach our goal of raising $200,000 and 150,000 lbs of food to stock our shelves and feed our neighbors. How will you rise up to the challenge? Every can, every cent, and every caring neighbor counts!
If you have any questions or are ready to take on the CEAP Community Challenge, please contact Jack, CEAP’s Community Engagement Manager, at 763-450-3664 or firstname.lastname@example.org!