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VEAP is taking proactive measures amid Coronavirus spread. At this time we are adjusting our operations to a drive-up model. Learn more.
Facing financial uncertainty is overwhelming. We’re here to help. Your first step, whether you need food, resources for your children, or simply to speak with our Social Services team is to call us at 952-888-9616. Volunteers will gather information and explain VEAP’s programs. Our call intake center closes at 4:30 p.m. on Mondays – Wednesdays, Fridays and 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays.
In order to access VEAP’s Food Pantry and Social Services, you must live in the area that includes Bloomington, Edina, Richfield and the portion of south Minneapolis that is west of Cedar Avenue and south of 50th Street. See a map here. You will be asked to show proof of residency, like a utility bill, at the time of your visit. Get answers to other frequently asked questions.
Para hablar con alguien en español, llame al 952.888.9616 x 135. Чтобы поговорить с кем-то по-русски, звоните 952.888.9616 x 136. Interpreters can be made available for other languages as well.
VEAP works to ensure everyone in our community has access to healthy, nutritious food. Our Food & Basic Needs program includes a fully-stocked Food Pantry with fresh produce, dairy, meat, and other staples. For those who don’t have easy access to a car or the bus, VEAP’s volunteers can provide rides home from the Food Pantry. We’ll make sure you make it home safely with your groceries. Learn more.
If you can’t make it into the office, VEAP’s Mobile Food Pantry also conveniently makes regular visits to seven different sites across Bloomington, Richfield, Edina and Fort Snelling. Everyone is welcome.
In addition to our on-site and off-site food resources, VEAP also offers student food packs for students in partnership with local area schools, Nutrition Education, food deliveries and shuttles for seniors and birthday bags for children during the month of their special day.
VEAP offers caring, professional support to help you stabilize your housing and financial situation and create an individualized plan to access resources. You will work with members of our Social Services team to identify the steps to take to reach and maintain financial stability. Our staff can collaboratively work with you on how to best prioritize your rent or mortgage payment, discuss solutions to barriers like transportation, and provide overall support to make a plan for your future. Learn more.
Please note, VEAP is co-located with Hennepin Country. Due to VEAP’s data privacy guidelines, VEAP does not share your personal information nor access case information without your written permission. If you have questions, please contact the Director of Social Services, Tara Little, at email@example.com