The Food Bank of Delaware will be closed December 23-January 2. Please note, we will close on December 22 at 11:30 a.m. for our annual staff holiday party (Newark only). The last day to drop off in Milford is Wednesday, 12/21. As of 12/15 our holiday food drive pick up schedule is full. All pick ups will be made after the New Year. Food drive donors are encouraged to deliver to the Newark or Milford warehouses if possible.

Help make the holiday season bright for families in need this year. The Food Bank of Delaware is asking for the public’s assistance in making sure that no Delawarean goes without a holiday meal this season. Businesses, schools, faith-based organizations and other community groups are encouraged to organize food drives throughout the holiday season.

In addition to hosting food drives, fundraisers are also a helpful way to collect much-needed funds to purchase food. Bank of America’s Give A Meal campaign is an easy way for Delawareans to help support hunger-relief efforts in the First State. For every $1 donated, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will give $2 more. The campaign enables individuals to make a donation to support the Food Bank of Delaware. Donations can be made at

Organizations who are interested in hosting a food drive may fill out the below food drive form.

We are in need of:

  • Canned vegetables
  • Evaporated milk/shelf-stable milk
  • Fruit juice
  • Canned fruit
  • Corn muffin mix
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Frozen turkeys (must be dropped off to Newark or Milford warehouses)
  • Canned hams

Please note, the Food Bank of Delaware cannot accept hard candy, lollipops, soda in cans and bottles, chocolate bars or pieces, gum and soft candy such as marshmallows, caramels, taffy, licorice and gummy items.

Those who collect more than 20 boxes/bags of donated food may make arrangements with the Food Bank of Delaware to have donations picked up. In an effort to save money on transportation costs, the food bank asks that donations of fewer than 20 bags/boxes be dropped off at our facilities or statewide drop-off locations:

Food Bank of Delaware – Newark
14 Garfield Way
Newark, DE  19713
(302) 292-1305
Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.;
*please note we are closed December 23-January 2

Food Bank of Delaware – Milford
1040 Mattlind Way
Milford, DE 19963
(302) 424-3301
Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
*please note we are closed December 23-January 2

Food Drive Organization Kit
Food Drive Poster
Donate Food Here Sign for Boxes or Barrels

To arrange for barrel delivery/pick up, please fill out the form below. Requests must be received 3 working days prior to the delivery/pickup date. If you do not receive confirmation once your form is complete, please contact Kim Turner by emailing The last day for holiday food drive pick ups is December 21.

Food Drives

  • Please include:
    Street Name
    State, City and Zip Code
  • If you collect more than 20 boxes or bags, we will schedule pickup of your donation. If you collect less than 20 boxes/bags we kindly ask that you drop off to a drop-off location to help reduce our transportation costs.
  • Please include:
    Street Name
    State, City and Zip Code