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CES Needs List

Click here to see a listing of needs that you may be able to help supply.


  • Hygiene supplies
  • Paper grocery bags with handles

Drop off at CES - 1900 11th Avenue S. 


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The accomplishments of CES's small staff are amplified by a strong and enthusiastic corps of more than 7000 volunteers. Each year, CES hosts many volunteer groups. About half of the volunteers help deliver CES Meals On Wheels; the other half fulfills a variety of functions within CES.

Volunteers are needed each week for these tasks.  Contact Melanie LaPointe for details.

  • Sort donated food: Monday - Friday 9am-4pm
  • Advocate/Interviewer: Monday - Thursday 12:30-4pm
  • Meals on Wheels delivery: Monday – Friday 11am-1pm

Click on a section below to read more detailed descriptions of these volunteer tasks.

sm alisonAlison met with Jim Cardle, a long-time CES advocate. Alison was rejoicing because of the community of CES and the prayers and food she received at CES. She was thrilled with the help of the food shelf and service from people like Jim who had been there for her as she was been on the road to recovery, staying free from addiction for the last 18 months.

After Alison shared about her victories, she asked that these words of hope be shared with others, “Tell everyone that because Jesus is there for us, we can have success. Don’t give up. And, thank you CES for supplying my need for food and for being there for me, encouraging me on my road to recovery.”

Volunteer Contact:

Melanie LaPointe
Email: mlapointe@cesmn.org
Phone: 612.870.1125, extension 128

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