Meals on Wheels Continues Thanks to Local Rotary Clubs
Each organization donated $5,000 to the Meals on Wheels program at CEAP. Rotary club members also extended their help by delivering 1,700 meals to the elderly on Tuesday.
“They’re getting 14 meals. This is a big order for them because it’s going to last them for two weeks. If for some reason they don’t come to the door, we have emergency numbers to call and we’ll bring it back to CEAP headquarters and another volunteer will go after to make sure they received the meals,” said Byron Laher, the president of the Brooklyn Center Rotary Club.
Laher said the needs are high right now. He also said they’ve discovered some things that surprised them.
“Some of the caregivers that have taken care of our “Meals on Wheels” families that have regular food, they’re not able to do it now so we need to hook people up for additional resources,” Laher explained.
Laher said operations at CEAP have also changed. Instead of checking in daily with families, the nonprofit is doing it by phone. CEAP will also deliver seniors supplies or other items in need.
If you need food for the first time, you can call CEAP to make an appointment for the same day or next day. They will schedule a time for you to show up to control the traffic flow of people.
You can donate on the CEAP website. Donate on your phone by texting “CEAPCOMMUNITY” TO 44-321. You can also find CEAP on GiveMN’s platform by searching for “Community Assistance Programs” or visiting www.givemn.org/event/ceapcommunitychallenge