Lavender Artwell went to social services to apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and was happy to learn about a job readiness program of Delaware Health and Social Services.
This employment and training program called Delaware WONDER (Work Opportunity Networks to Develop Employment Readiness) is led by Delaware Health and Social Services Division of Social Services (DHSS), which...
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation Donates $25,000 to Food Bank of Delaware
The Food Bank of Delaware has received $25,000 from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation to address food insecurity in the First State. The donation is part of a program – called Fill Your Tank – that celebrates Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s 60th anniversary by providing $60 million over six years to fight hunger around the globe. The Fill Your Tank program donations...
Chipman Middle School offers school food pantry services
W.T. Chipman Middle School is home to the newest Harry K Foundation sponsored food pantry; it opened late last week and served its first family yesterday.
The school, situated in the heart of Harrington (Lake Forest School District), is home to 960 students in grades 6-8.
The pantry itself is located in a small, brick outbuilding adjacent to the main building....
Food Bank of Delaware receives $30,000 from Potter Trust
Thanks to a $30,000 grant from the Benjamin Potter Trust Fund, the Food Bank will provide weekend meals through the Backpack Program to at-risk children attending school at Banneker and South Dover Elementary schools.
The Backpack Program provides bags full of meals for the weekend and holidays when school is not in session.
This funding will provide 178 children with food...
Culinary School Spotlight: Mary Calderoni
Students that attend The Culinary School at the Food Bank of Delaware come from diverse backgrounds.
Mary Calderoni is no exception.
Mary has spent most of her adult life working in the mental health field. She holds a BFA in Sculpture and Interrelated Media from the Massachusetts College of Art. She later transferred her art skills into a masters degree in...
Thanksgiving For All benefits thousands of Delaware families
By Gwen Guerke, Communications Coordinator
Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, Chesapeake Utilities, Bank of America First State Orthopedics, Communities in Schools, Palmer Home Foundation, Giant Food, Dover Police Department, DART First State, iHeartRadio and Trinity Transport, coupled with donations from schools, businesses, civic organizations and other local donors, the Food Bank of Delaware was able to provide 2,528 Delaware...
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