The need for the VEAP Food Pantry continues to grow. In recent years, the number of clients served has increased by over 10%. Approximately 45% of the clients we serve are children. VEAP Food Programs offer necessary sustenance, discreet shopping opportunities, and a much needed reduction in grocery costs.
The Food Pantry aims to prevent hunger by providing an immediate response to a lack of resources by allowing low-income residents the opportunity to select a seven day supply of food, infant and hygiene products. Pre-packed emergency food packs are available to individuals and families in dire need of food and unable to wait the five to seven days for an appointment. The Food Pantry utilizes a client-choice model where clients select the foods they know how to prepare and their family can use. Fresh, shelf-stable, dietary and cultural foods are available. For clients who are able to get to VEAP via public transport or other means, rides home are provided by VEAP volunteers removing the transportation barrier. VEAP operates the largest single site food pantry in the state of Minnesota serving over 7,000 individuals a month.
The Holiday Meals program delivers hot meals, donated by local restaurants and congregations, to home bound low- and fixed-income seniors and disabled adults on Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. These deliveries not only provide a hot meal on the Holiday, but also a friendly visit.
Call five to seven days in advance to make an appointment to visit our Food Pantry.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Thursday
For additional information on VEAP's Food Program please call 952.888.9616 and ask for the Food Program Manager.