Last update: August 1, 2022
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, VEAP has changed its food distribution model to a hybrid model with in-store pantry building on Wednesdays and a drive-up system on all other days of the week. 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.
VEAP’s indoor pantry shopping is currently only available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. See our current mask policy here. For visits any other day of the week, we will continue to utilize our food drive-through.
Appointments to visit our pantry are still necessary and we will only be able to reserve a small number of appointments each day for new participants or people who didn’t make an appointment.
Food Pantry Services
Food Pantry: Prepacked bags of shelf stable items, produce, frozen meat, dairy, deli and bakery items will be available using our drive-up model. The new model will allow each household TWO visits per month.
Open Hours: Monday- Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, call (952) 888-9616. VEAP does require that all visitors call us to first make an appointment; however if there is an emergency, we will accept drive-up visitors without an appointment.
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 and follow prompts to speak to a Social Worker.
Social Services and Information Referral Services
Need other services? Call our Social Services line at (952) 888-9616 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.