We’re here for you. Call us at 952.888.9616 to make an appointment for the Food Pantry.
VEAP is taking proactive measures amid Coronavirus spread. At this time we are using a drive-up model. Learn more.
Whether you need to visit our Food Pantry or are looking for more resources in your community, your first step is to give us a call. Volunteer operators will gather information and explain VEAP’s programs. They can also set up an appointment for you to visit our Food Pantry. VEAP’s call intake center closes at 4:30 p.m. on Monday – Friday.
Para hablar con alguien en español, llame al 952.888.9616 x 1. Чтобы поговорить с кем-то по-русски, звоните 952.888.9616 x 2. Interpreters can be made available for other languages as well.
VEAP’s Mobile Food Pantry is open to everyone! With several convenient sites throughout the Twin Cities, we encourage individuals and families to visit as often as needed. Check our event calendar for current distribution sites and times.
Many of the financial assistance programs through our Social Services Programs are based on assessments conducted by our team and are meant to provide short-term financial assistance to help families stay in their homes, get current on utility bills, or meet an immediate financial need that will lead to longer-term financial stability.
VEAP utilizes a “visitor choice” model which means you get to select the items you know you will use. VEAP looks very similar to a normal grocery store. Once you have completed your shopping, your items are counted and bagged by VEAP volunteers. Then you will be given a large box (or multiple boxes depending on family size) to fill with fresh produce. Whatever can fit in the box is welcome– we do not have number limits on fruits and veggies. Finally, on check-out, a volunteer will weigh the total food you received so we can keep accurate track of inventory.
Volunteers and staff understand that accessing VEAP programs may be a humbling experience. We will treat you with respect and connect you with the resources that will help you regain stability. All new visitors have the opportunity to speak with a member of our Social Services team who will listen and connect you with VEAP’s programs and other community resources.