In response to the COVID-19 crisis, VEAP is changing its food distribution model to a drive-up system starting Monday, March 23. The safety and well-being of our participants, staff and volunteers is our top priority as we work hard to continue to provide food and social service programs to the people who look to us for support. With this drive-up model we will be adhering to the “6-feet social distancing” recommendations as well as other safety precautions.
Our lobby will be closed from March 26 through April 6, at which time we will reassess its closure. We will continue to depend on our call-ahead appointment system for food distribution and will only be able to reserve a small number of appointments each day for new participants or people who didn’t make an appointment.
If you would like to talk to someone about our non-food programs, please call 952.888.9616 ext. 133. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Food Pantry Services
Food Pantry: Prepacked bags of shelf stable items and produce will be available using our drive-up model. The new model will allow each household TWO visits per month.
Open Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 9:00-4:30; Thursdays: 9:00-6:30
To schedule an appointment, call (952) 888-9616 All services are by appointment only; no walk-in visitors
Food Delivery: Available to seniors, those with a disability or participants that do not have transportation to use our drive-up model and live in our service area. Call (952) 888-9616 to schedule.
Food more than 2 times per month: If you are in need of food more often than twice per month and reside in our service area, you may be temporarily eligible for additional pantry appointments. Call (952) 888-9616 x 133 to speak to a Social Worker.
Social Services and Information Referral Services
Need other services? Call our Social Services line at (952) 888-9616 x 133 to complete an assessment over the phone. Social Services staff will determine eligibility for financial services and make a plan to help resolve or minimize the situation. Your phone call will be returned when social service staff is able, please be patient as we experience a higher number of calls than normal.