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  • "Thank you to the volunteer drivers who give me a ride home with my groceries. They are very helpful, pleasant, nice to talk with and prompt! Your service is all I could possibly want it to be."
    Food Pantry visitor
  • "Thank you for being available to people like myself during transition and in need. I was laid off and have been consistently coming to the Food Pantry, and feeling nothing but respect when I come by the wonderful volunteers. "
    Food Pantry visitor
  • "Thank you VEAP. Without you, my family of six would not eat most of the month. We are the working-poor, making some money but not enough to survive on."
    Food pantry visitor
  • "VEAP helps me feel 'normal,' to be able to sit at the family table and not go empty-handed."
    Food Pantry visitor
  • "It's not our job as a school district to solve society's hunger problems; however, when hunger becomes a direct barrier to a student accessing the education they deserve, we are compelled to look for solutions." -Andrew Kubas, Ed.S
    Bloomington Public Schools
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