Call us, we’re here to help. 952.888.9616
Facing financial uncertainty is overwhelming. We’re here to help. Your first step, whether you need food, need to speak with a social worker or need resources for your children, is to call us at 952-888-9616. Volunteer operators will gather information and explain VEAP’s programs. VEAP’s 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 resources 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.
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 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 South Minneapolis. Everyone is welcome.
In addition to our on-site and off-site food resources, VEAP also offers weekend food packs for students in partnership with local area schools, Nutrition Education and Teaching (NEAT) cooking classes, food deliveries 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 a licensed social worker to identify the steps to take to reach and maintain financial stability. Our social workers 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.
Call us now to receive help: 952.888.9616. To ensure timely service for all clients, our lobby doors lock at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.