Holiday Food Drives

Planning to drop off a holiday food drive before Christmas?

Monday, Dec. 22 – 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (both locations)
Tuesday, Dec. 23 – 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (Newark) – 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon (Milford)
(Newark staff will be traveling to the Milford facility for our annual staff holiday party)

The Food Bank of Delaware will be closed December 24-January 1!
Thank you for your support this holiday season!

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 contact Caitlin Custer, Donor Outreach Coordinator, at or (302) 292-1305 ext 253.

We are in need of:

  • Juice
  • Coffee/tea
  • Cereal/oatmeal
  • Canned ham
  • Cornbread/bread/muffin mix
  • Gravy packets/canned gravy
  • Stuffing
  • Sweet potatoes/yams
  • Instant mashed potatoes/scalloped potatoes
  • Green beans
  • Peas
  • Mixed vegetables
  • Corn
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Pudding boxes
  • Pumpkin
  • Mixed fruit
  • Applesauce
  • Frozen turkeys (must be dropped off to our Newark or Milford facilities)

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 24-January 1

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 24-January 1

To register your food drive with the Food Bank of Delaware or to arrange for delivery/pick up, please fill out the form below.

Food Drives

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    Street Name
    State, City and Zip Code
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    State, City and Zip Code