Celebrate Delaware agriculture with our fifth annual Dinner in the Orchard event on Thursday, September 7 at T.S. Smith & Sons in Bridgeville! Enjoy farm-fresh foods, wines, beer and entertainment. Read more...
Food Bank of Delaware to hold Dinner in the Orchard at T.S. Smith & Sons
The quiet, secluded, pastoral setting of an old-fashioned orchard sets the stage for Dinner in the Orchard, a benefit for the Food Bank of Delaware.
The event, open to the public, is planned from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7 at T.S. Smith & Sons in Bridgeville. The dinner will take place under the farms pavilion located...
Culinary School Spotlight: Crystal Tucker
Crystal Tucker learned about The Culinary School at the Food Bank of Delaware through the Delaware WONDER program.
Delaware WONDER (Work Opportunity Networks to Develop Employment Readiness) is led by Delaware Health and Social Services Division of Social Services (DHSS), which administers the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Program in Delaware. It offers targeted career tracks in construction, culinary arts,...
Coverdale Crossroads: A look at rural poverty
Southern Delaware is known for its scenic – and upscale – resorts where million dollar homes have become the norm, and where exclusive - and expensive - dining opportunities abound. Yet not quite 30 miles west of Lewes is a community that has been mired in poverty for decades, but its hidden behind cornfields and woods from busy Route...
Culinary School Spotlight: Romario Brown
Born and raised in Jamaica, twenty-one-year-old Romario moved to America with his family just over four months ago. Back in Jamaica, he held a job as a cook and an employee in a guest house. Cooking has always been a passion.
Before enrolling in The Culinary School, he helped friends with odd jobs including catering.
A friend of Romario's learned about...
Culinary School provides opportunity to start over in life
For students enrolled in the Food Bank of Delawares Culinary School, the training program provides the opportunity to learn new skills, gain professional credentials, and land a job in the field. For most, it is also about making a fresh start in life.
Victoria, a Felton resident, is no exception. She enrolled in the program at our Milford site in...
At the Food Bank of Delaware, we always say – and we mean it – “Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization.”
Last year, we had 16,348 volunteer visits, almost the equivalent of 19 full-time staff.
While some people volunteer individually, many of our volunteers walk through our doors as part of a civic group or workplace-initiated connection. Chesapeake...
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