Organizations Filed Purposes:
VEAP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, multi-service, human service organization with the mission of "Together, we create pathways to stronger, more hopeful, communities through access to healthy food, housing stability and supportive services."
Together, we create pathways to stronger, more hopeful, communities through access to healthy food, housing stability and supportive services.
VEAP's Food and Basic Needs Program provides access to healthy, fresh foods for households experiencing food-insecurity. The program includes an on-site food pantry, mobile food pantry, student food packs (supplemental food for school-age children), food deliveries, senior shuttle, rides home (from the on-site food pantry), and nutrition education. VEAP operates one of the largest food pantries in the state with 123,897 on-site food pantry visits in 2019. Of the more than 4.3 million pounds of food that was distributed, 51% was fresh fruits and vegetables. 12 monthly, on-site pantry visits and six additional produce visits, as needed, (introduced in 2019) provide increased access to foods like fresh produce, dairy, deli, bakery and non-perishables. As a result of the increased visits, an additional 15,337 individuals were served. VEAP addresses transportation barriers to healthy food access by offering rides home from the pantry; home deliveries for qualifying individuals; and a senior shuttle service to and from VEAP for low-income senior housing complexes in Edina and Bloomington. The mobile food pantry provides access to healthy foods at designated sites in areas of high need located throughout VEAP's service area. 11,888 individuals utilized the mobile food pantry in 2019, a 68% increase over 2018, the first year of operation. Student food packs provide school-year, weekend food packs for youth in schools in the Edina, Richfield and Bloomington School Districts. In total, VEAP provided food to 3,495 students in 2019. VEAP's state-of-the-art commercial and teaching kitchen provided on-site nutrition education classes to 188 participants in 2019. In addition, the VEAP commercial kitchen serves as a business incubation site for start-up business that produce food for market wholesale.
VEAP's Social Services Program provides caring, professional support to households experiencing food-insecurity, high-risk of eviction or homelessness, and financial crisis. Through a holistic service delivery with housing stability at the center of our focus, services include housing (tenant/landlord) advocacy, referrals, resource navigation and coordination, and emergency financial assistance in the form of rent or deposit assistance to maintain housing stability. Other financial supportive services include gas/bus cards and car repair assistance. In 2019 VEAP provided a total of $158,556 in financial assistance; $147,788 for rent/deposit payments, $4,087 for gas/bus cards, $4,311 for car repairs, and $2,370 for other types of basic needs assistance such as gift cards, moving expenses, day-care, and in-kind. Participants work with a Licensed Social Worker, Housing Specialist, or Community Health Worker, using a strengths-based case management approach to prevent homelessness and stabilize income. Social Services staff also meet with new ons-ite pantry participants to provide individualized assessment of the situation that precipitated their food emergency and offer community resources to help regain stability quickly. Individuals and families necessitating financial assistance to prevent homelessness spend between 60-80% of their income on rent. Three months post program exit, 95% of survey participants are at the same residence, and there's a 25% increase in those who are paying less than 65% of their income to rent. At exit, there's a 70% decrease in number of households paying more than 80% of their income on rent compared to entry.
Executives Listed on Filing
Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing
|Name||Title||Hours Per Week||Total Salary|
|Anne Marie Gavel||Vice President||1.5||$0|
Data for this page was sourced from XML published by IRS (public 990 form dataset
) from: https://s3.amazonaws.com/irs-form-990/202001629349301500_public.xml