CEAP Looks to Rebound After Tough Winter
March is Minnesota FoodShare Month, and a Brooklyn Center food shelf is highlighting a problem it’s experiencing this winter.
There are empty shelves at Community Energy Assistance Programs (CEAP) for staples like rice, noodles and canned meat.
The food shelf was hit hard during the federal government shutdown, and donations are also down due to the cold snap.
“This month is so important to CEAP because this is what carries us through those remaining winter months and into spring,” said Rachel Hickok. CEAP’s director of development. “We have a goal of over 250,000 pounds of food to raise this month, and while that seems like an astronomical amount of food, really that’s about six weeks of food for our food shelves.”
CEAP hopes to rebound during Minnesota FoodShare Month. In 2018, it was fourth in the state for fundraising.
Look for upcoming donation opportunities, including a “stuff the truck” event at the Brooklyn Park Hy-vee on March 16.