Backyard gardening does not have to be difficult! Experienced growers can plant large in-ground gardens and raised gardens, while newcomers can start with small container gardens. To learn more about gardening, please visit the Cooperative Extension’s website, by clicking here.
Surplus produce can be donated directly to Delawareans in need. Donations can be dropped off to the Food Bank’s warehouse in Newark or Milford, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wondering what to grow or donate?
- Peppers (banana peppers, bell peppers, etc.)
- Swiss Chard
- Green Beans
- Brussel Sprouts
- Herbs (rosemary, basil, parsley, cilantro, thyme, etc.)
Cool Season Crops:
- Mustard Green
- Collard Greens
- Bok Choy
To learn more about produce donations, please contact Matt Talley, Produce Access Coordinator, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (302) 292-1305 ext 247
Can’t get to the Food Bank? The following partners can accept fresh produce!
327 Martin Street, Dover
Contact: Bill Boyles
Drop off: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Monday-Saturday)
St. Michael’s School & Nursery, Inc.
700 N. Walnut Street, Wilmington
Contact: Helen Riley, Executive Director
Drop off: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
Community Church of Oak Orchard
32615 Oak Orchard Road, Millsboro
Contact: Linda Mansker
Drop off: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Tuesday-Friday)
400 Hillcrest Avenue, Wilmington
Drop off: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Monday)
42 Kings Highway East, Dover
Drop off: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
New Castle Spanish SDA Church Food Pantry
6 N. Clifton Avenue, Wilmington
Drop off: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Tuesday)
Clarence Street Church of God
744 Clarence Street, Seaford
Drop off: 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon (Tuesday/Thursday)
The Resurrection Center
3301 North Market Street, Wilmington
Drop off: 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Monday and Wednesday)
First State Community Action Agency, Inc.
308 Morth Railroad Avenue, Georgetown
Drop off: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
Bay Shore Community Church (Blessings)
36759 Millsboro Highway, Millsboro
Drop off: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Tuesday), 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Wednesday)
Nanticoke Senior Center
1001 West Locust Street, Seaford
Barb Elliott, Donna Bennett or Kathy Cordrey
Drop off: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday)