14th Annual District Wide Food Drive

Published on Apr 15, 2024

Bloomington Public Schools will host its 14th District-wide Food Drive the week of April 15-19. Each of the district's 17 school sites and business partners, along with district departments will participate in this year's event. 

All food and cash donations are donated to VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People), a Bloomington non-profit agency serving low-income families. VEAP serves low-income individuals and families in Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, and South Minneapolis. The organization's food pantry at 9600 Aldrich Ave. serves more than 10,000 people each month, making it the largest single-site food shelf in Minnesota.

Each dollar donated accounts for three meals, and each meal is approximately 1.2 pounds. Last year, the district collected 63,522 pounds when the cash donations to pounds conversion was applied, which resulted in 53,000 meals.

The Bloomington Parent & Family Advisory Council is coordinating the annual food drive, and has set a goal of 55,000 pounds.

The annual food drive has collected over 652,450 pounds since its inception in 2009. The food drive was not held in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.

For more information, contact the district's Community Relations Office at 952-681-6403