While Super Bowl Sunday was a super day for the New England Patriots, it was also a banner day for the Food Bank of Delaware and the 117,900 residents served through our network of hunger-relief partners.
A Souper Bowl food drive held Sunday, Feb. 5 at United Church DE in Dover netted 9,675 pounds of food . . . almost...
Decades of commitment: Holy Cross continues mission to feed hungry
The food pantry at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Dover has been serving the community for years, so many years that coordinator Kathy Lessard has lost count, but she knows it’s been more than 40 years.
The pantry is now located in an easily accessible building situated behind the church and rectory; Kathy says it was once a carriage house....
Walmart Foundation and Food Bank of Delaware present Christian Storehouse with refrigerated van donation
Representatives from the Food Bank of Delaware and the Georgetown Walmart officially passed off the key to a brand-new refrigerated van to the Christian Storehouse at a special presentation this morning.
Thanks to a $50,000 donation from the Walmart Foundation to Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization, the Food Bank of Delaware purchased a brand-new refrigerated van for the...
New campus food pantry helps DelState students survive challenges
Since opening day in October, the Harry K Foundation-supported food pantry on the Delaware State University campus has been well received.
Fifty students signed up to visit the pantry that day; in November, the pantry served 79 students. In total, since the pantry opened there were 178 unduplicated visits in the last months of 2016.
The pantry, a converted closet in...
Four years later Culinary graduate thriving at the Christiana Hilton
Aaron Moses graduated from The Culinary School at the Food Bank of Delaware four years ago. Since graduation he has been moving up the ranks at the Christiana Hilton. He credits a lot of his success to The Culinary School.
"To be honest, I don't know where I would be if I hadn't attended The Culinary School," he says. "I...
Culinary student regains confidence, finds employment at Dover Downs
Honie Cadle knows the feeling of being down and out, vulnerable and insecure, and she knows what it’s like to be thrown a lifeline.
She lost her job, a career in retail management, and sought help, specifically food assistance, at the state Health and Social Services office. Fortunately, while there she learned about the Delaware WONDER program. Delaware WONDER is...
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