WHAT WE DO
Founded in 1979, CAER was established by 13 area churches to provide emergency food assistance to Elk River, Zimmerman and Otsego families in need. CAER is still supported by local churches as well as schools, civic and business organizations and individuals. They have all joined hands in a community effort to ensure that hunger is not a barrier to the well-being of people in our community.
WHO WE ARE
CAER, or Community Aid of Elk River, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit guided by an executive director, staff and volunteers with oversight by a Board of Directors. CAER's Board of Directors is made up of 12 volunteers who represent the communities CAER serves. Composed of retired and current business leaders, religious leaders and community members, CAER's Board strives to utilize CAER's resources in a fiscally responsible way.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
CAER is...Committed to the community, Assisting with resources, Empowering families and most of all, Relieving hunger.
CAER has its foundation in Christian outreach and maintains a strong partnership with faith based organizations.
CAER strives to build collaborative relationships with individuals, businesses, civic organizations and other non-profits in order to better serve our clients and our community.
CAER practices good stewardship of food and financial resources to ensure the greatest benefit.
CAER provides a welcoming environment that respects the diginity of all people.
CAER promotes volunteerism at every level of the organization.
CAER employees, directors, and volunteers consider it a privilege to serve our clients and our community.