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Deliver groceries to Homebound Seniors

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Community Emergency Service

  • 12 people are interested

Many of our neighbors are home-bound and unable to get the nourishment they need. Through this collaborative effort our Home Delivery program provides essential groceries to seniors in need.

Through generous donations, CES offers clients the food and the volunteer power to "shop" for our clients in the food pantry based off of client requests. After packing up the groceries, the volunteer then delivers the bags directly to the client. Each client receives a delivery once a month. Clients reside in South and North Minneapolis.

The deliveries occur Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm-3pm. Volunteers can commit to once a week, twice a month or monthly. If delivering monthly, we ask for a minimum of a 6 month commitment. This allows the volunteer to create a greater bond with the client who is often quite isolated and lonely.

All volunteers are required to wear a mask and abide by social distancing when delivering the groceries at the door.

Interested volunteers are asked to complete a CES Application. https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=183072533

Once the application is completed, the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you with the next steps.

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About Community Emergency Service


1900 11th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55404, US

Mission Statement

Community Emergency Service transforms lives by serving neighbors, sharing resources and becoming community - a place where people come hungry and leave hopeful.


Community Emergency Service is a multi-service non-profit organization that runs a number of food based assistance programs for Minneapolis residents. Our main programs include: Food Shelf, Meals on Wheels, Home Delivery, Bonus Friday Distribution, and East African Food Distribution.

CES is located within one of the most diverse, densely populated neighborhoods in Minneapolis; over 20,000 people live within its boundaries. 46% of families living in the Phillips neighborhood are below the federal poverty level.

At CES, we strive to serve all our neighbors in need without distinction or test. We invite support from volunteers and donors and are open to collaboration with other agencies, regardless of religious affiliation.

Will you help us move people from hunger to hope?



We'll work with your schedule.


1900 11th Ave. SouthMinneapolis, MN 55404



  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Relationship Building




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours
  • cheerful personality, willing to deal with a variety of people, need to be able to lift 20 pound grocery bags

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