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FAQ

Can I donate money?

Yes, you can donate on the website, just click the “donate now” button and select a one-time donation or become a monthly partner. You may also mail a check to Visalia Emergency Aid Council, P.O. Box 651, Visalia, CA 93279 or drop off a check to Visalia Emergency Aid Council, 217 N.E. 3rd Street, Visalia, CA 93291.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes, VEAC is a charitable non-profit organization formed under a 501 (c) (3) FIN 94-1294955. Vehicle donations have specific rulings, please call  for more information at: 559-732-0101.

Can I bequeath money or property to VEAC?

Yes, please call Mary Jane Jennings to make arrangements at: 559-732-0101.

How can I become a volunteer?

Simply call VEAC at 559-732-0101; you may decide to volunteer on a regular basis or just a one-time event with a group or on your own. Volunteer opportunities are available  at the Food Pantry or the Thrift Store. We also have opportunities for volunteers during the Holiday Distributions at Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve and during the Race Against Hunger and other special fundraising events.

What services do you provide to needy families?

VEAC provides basic necessities such as food, clothing and household items. Vouchers are provided to the Visalia Emergency Aid Thrift Store by appointment or walk-in emergencies. We are able to provide supplemental food on a monthly basis to needy families with children or elderly persons living in poverty. Each family is handled on a case-by-case basis and may qualify for assistance more often depending on each situation.

What kind of information does someone need to receive services?

Please bring in photo identification, a current utility bill or rent receipt for your household.  Referrals from partner agencies are welcome at all times.  Please bring the listed items each time you need our services.

What if I need a service not listed here?

We encourage you to call 211 from any phone for a toll free listing of social service agencies in your area.  You may also visit 211 of Tulare County of the web for a listing of services near you.

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