CES Food Shelf

Food Shelf at Community Emergency Service (CES)

Mindekirken helps support a local food shelf operating out of Community Emergency Services (CES), located at 19th Street and 11th Ave.  Community Emergency Service (CES) is a non-profit crisis relief and empowerment ministry that extends God's love to those in the inner city of South Minneapolis. Located in the Phillips (Ventura Village) Neighborhood, CES provides services to over 70,000 people annually and Mindekirken regularly sends people asking for help to their facility.

CES Ministry at work
Meals on Wheels - Last year, CES served 313 clients with 62,000 hot, nutritious noon meals to home-bound or disabled non-seniors.
Food Shelf - CES distributes thousands of pounds of food each month. 
Emergency Housing Assistance - CES provides emergency housing assistance for those experiencing financial difficulty due to job loss, job reduction or medical emergency.
Referrals - to avoid duplication of service, CES refers clients to other organizations such as federally funded Fuel Assistance Programs. 
Networking - CES interacts with nearly 60 other agencies for networking and referrals such as Salvation Army, Sharing and Caring Hands, Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness, Emergency FoodShelf Network and Second Harvest.   

How can you help?

Non-perishable food items may be brought to Mindekirken and left in the basket near the narthex stairway.


Send your check donation to Mindekirken, writing ‘Food Shelf’ in the memo section and it will be passed on to CES.  Dollars donated to CES to purchase food goes 5 to 15 times further than your dollar spent at the store, because of CES food purchase connections.


Click here to be redirected to Mindekirken's giving site.  

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