CEAP Reports Record Food Distributions in 2021, Seeing Increase in 2022
CEAP, a nonprofit serving people in Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park, says it distributed more food in 2021 than it ever has. It expects to hand out even more food in 2022.
Officials say CEAP’s food shelf has already seen a 20 percent increase in new families visiting it for the first time.
“Hunger has been really prevalent in our community for decades, and the pandemic and economic downturns have really just exacerbated those challenges that were already there, and so our community is definitely feeling that,” said Katy Briggs, CEAP’s communications and development manager.
CEAP is currently in the middle of a campaign to raise money for its food assistance programs. From now through April 10, all donations of food and money will receive a proportional match from the organization, Minnesota FoodShare.