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About CES

Executive Director

sm MikeLloydMike Lloyd joined CES in November of 2012 after 35 years working in the business world. Mike worked for a fortune 1000 company and served as the president of various business units.

For the past 10 years, Mike had been working in the non-profit sector as Executive Director of an international food relief program, Kids Against Hunger, and for the past five years for CES. So, Mike has a longstanding commitment to feeding the hungry, one of the core missions of CES.

Moreover, Mike has been an active volunteer throughout his career, in particular with faith-based organizations, including organizations like Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Youth for Christ, Southern Minnesota Youth Outreach and, at one point, Board of Trustees for his church.

During his time at CES, a Strategic Plan has been created, along with the help of the CES board and staff. He has endeavored to establish a workable vision of service for those in our neighborhood, cultivated an atmosphere of team building and expanded personnel and board development as well as organizational advancement. "As Executive Director, it has been my pleasure and true blessing for me to serve our Lord and those in this community through the work of CES."

Welcome to CES

sm Carl Este storySince its origin, Community Emergency Service (CES) has provided high-quality direct service to people in need. Through direct aid relief, advocacy, referral, guidance and prayer support, if desired, CES seeks to strengthen families and individuals. The goal of CES is to move them beyond crisis to financial stability, as well as emotional health, personal growth and spiritual depth.

The last few years also have seen:

  • investment by congregations, foundations, businesses and individuals in our organization
  • increased capacity for offering fresh and frozen foods with our walk-in refrigerator/freezer
  • improved services for the Food Shelf, Home Delivery and East African Distribution
  • doubled our expansion and support to Homebound Seniors through Meals on Wheels and Home Delivery
  • developed a common Commissary for Meals on Wheels (MOW) along with Metro Mow and several other MOW programs
  • established a new program, Ani-Meals, a pet food supplement program primarily for the homebound
  • continuation of the normal ongoing services of care

(click for longer history of CES)


Offices and Facilities

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CES operates out of the former Emanuel Methodist Church building located on the corner of 11th Avenue and 19th Street with the main entrance on the south side of the building via the parking lot.

With an annual budget of over $1,000,000 and additional yearly food donations valued at approximately $900,000, CES serves the Phillips neighborhood (where we make our home), portions of south Minneapolis, North Minneapolis and the Loring Nicolet area.

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1900 11th Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Community Emergency Service | 1900 11th Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404 | 612-870-1125 | ces@cesmn.org | www.cesmn.org

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