CEAP Kicks off Community Challenge for FoodShare Month
Brooklyn Center food shelf CEAP is kicking off a community challenge for Minnesota FoodShare Month in March. The nonprofit hopes to raise $150,000 and 250,000 pounds of food. This year there’s also an anonymous benefactor who issued a $50,000 challenge match.
“We have a CEAP Community Challenge, as we have called it, in participation with March Food Share. Our goal this year is to raise $150,000 and 250,000 pounds of food,” said Jack Elsnes, CEAP Communications Director.
Elsnes says it’s easy to participate.
“Anybody can have a drive, financial or food. They can do it in their neighborhood, their place of employment, any community associations they are a part of. Or they can start a fundraiser. Go to Give MN. Look up CEAP and join March Food Share, or CEAP Community Challenge page. There you can create a fundraiser,” said Elsnes.
CEAP is asking you to coordinate your drop off donations of food at the Brooklyn Center location on Thursdays during the month of March. You can contact Jack Elsnes, CEAP’s Community Engagement Manager, at 763-450-3664 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CEAP also has a Community Challenge Action kit you may download from their website.