Community Emergency Assistance Programs offers a variety of services to families in northwest Hennepin county. Our general service areas include Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, and Champlin (east of Hwy 169). All our programs help families and neighbors in our community get back on their feet and break the poverty cycle.

CEAP’s Family Services department helps thousands of men, women, and children live independently and with dignity every year through food supportclothing and resource referrals.

CEAP provides food to any family that comes to us for assistance. We recognize that during these difficult economic times we are responsible to look for ways to continue to respond to the needs of families in our community and apply resources to our programs that will strengthen our food program and address other basic needs of the families we serve.

When families come to CEAP they are seen by a Family Services Specialist, who will sit with them to listen, learn and then address ways to help the family move forward. Staff will review the family’s financial information, assess their eligibility for other programs, and walk through a comprehensive list of referrals. The provision of food is one step to stabilize a family in a hunger crisis; however it is only the first step in assisting families as they begin taking steps to break the cycle of poverty.