Final update: We raised $92,430 in total! THANK YOU!
Volunteers and friends, it’s that time again! Time for the DeBlieck Family Challenge. Kent and I are so pleased to kick off this volunteer fundraising campaign once again alongside an anonymous couple with a special gift of $2,500. This year, our 48 hour goal is ambitious– $100,000 to provide food for 600,000 meals. VEAP secured a $30,000 match from the Charlson Family Foundation, which means every dollar you give will be doubled!
Every day, you all do so much for VEAP and the visitors who come to our Food Pantry. Your compassion has not gone unnoticed. Here’s what we’ve recently heard about you…
“I feel nothing but respect when I come by the wonderful volunteers. 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 love my VEAP family.”
“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.”
“The volunteers are always so friendly. I go here every month and I get free food and that’s the beauty of it… I get a whole grocery list of food for that month instead of using all my EBT and I get to choose what I want to eat. Thank you, VEAP volunteers.”
Because of you, October was a record-breaking month for food distribution– we gave to families in need a whopping 426,098 pounds of healthy food! That’s the highest number ever recorded since we’ve opened our doors. Thank you!