School's out for summer! For many kids, summer means trips to the beach and pool, but for other kids it's a time of uncertainty. Uncertainty about where their next meal will come from.
When school ends for the year, so does access to free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch programs. To help fill the meal void and ease the anxiety...
Food Bank of Delaware releases second edition of Breakfast First: A Statewide School Breakfast Report
The Food Bank of Delaware released the second edition of Breakfast First: A Statewide School Breakfast Report yesterday afternoon at Legislative Hall. Delaware senators and representatives were among the first to review the report.
The second edition of the report focuses on House Bill 408, passed by the 148th Delaware General Assembly and signed into law by Former Governor Jack...
Partner Spotlight: UAW Local 1183 Food Pantry
The UAW Local 1183 food pantry first opened its doors in 1982. At the time, the pantry served only 15 families per month. Funds and food for the operation were raised by generous employees of the Chrysler Plant that once existed on South College Avenue in Newark.
When the plant closed its doors in 2007, the food pantry saw a significant...
Help Strike Out Hunger with Perdue, Shorebirds’ season initiative
Thanks to Perdue Farms and the Delmarva Shorebirds for partnering with the Food Bank of Delaware, the Maryland Food Bank, and the Eastern Shore Bank of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.
In late April, the Franklin P and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation – the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms – issued a $15,000 challenge to fight hunger in local...
A dollar? Careful shopping can yield nutritious, delicious meals
The Food Bank of Delaware tackles the problem of food insecurity in many ways, and one of them is offering support in financial literacy.
In addition to providing weekend backpacks for hungry children and offering mobile pantries to impoverished neighborhoods, we provide help in securing SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - formerly known as food stamps) benefits and offer $tand...
Summer culinary training at the Food Bank of Delaware
Students interested in learning basic culinary skills can have the opportunity to explore the culinary field through a free, Pre-Employment Transition Services Culinary Career Exploration Program at the Culinary School at the Food Bank of Delaware’s Milford branch.
The program starts Tuesday, June 20 and runs through Aug. 10. There are three, 3-hour sessions each week from 9:00 a.m. –...
If you are hungry or otherwise in need of assistance, please contact the Delaware
Helpline by dialing 211. Visit the Delaware Helpline Website for more information
and helpful resources.
If you’re in need of monthly food assistance, apply for SNAP benefits.
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