Plant a Row for the Hungry

radish8Produce donations help the Food Bank distribute nutritious foods to Delawareans in need. We accept produce growers, farmers and backyard gardeners!

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?

Summer Crops:

  • Peppers (banana peppers, bell peppers, etc.)
  • Eggplant
  • Swiss Chard
  • Cucumbers
  • Green Beans
  • Squash/Zucchini
  • Tomato
  • Okra
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Beets
  • Herbs (rosemary, basil, parsley, cilantro, thyme, etc.)
  • Melons
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries/Blackberries

Cool Season Crops:

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Cabbage
  • Radishes
  • Turnips
  • Arugula
  • Mustard Green
  • Collard Greens
  • Carrots
  • Kohlrabi
  • Bok Choy
  • Peas
  • Cauliflower

To learn more about produce donations, please contact Matt Talley, Produce Access Coordinator, by emailing mtalley@fbd.org or calling (302) 292-1305 ext 247

Can’t get to the Food Bank? The following partners can accept fresh produce!

Serenity Place
327 Martin Street, Dover
Contact: Bill Boyles
(302) 730-0800
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
(302) 656-3389
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
(302) 945-0633
Drop off: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Tuesday-Friday)

Hillcrest-Bellefonte UMC
400 Hillcrest Avenue, Wilmington
Jimmy Backus
(302) 383-1240
Drop off: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Monday)

Murphey School
42 Kings Highway East, Dover
Michael Kopp
(302) 670-6396
Drop off: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

New Castle Spanish SDA Church Food Pantry
6 N. Clifton Avenue, Wilmington
Carmen Fernandez
(302) 507-6529
Drop off: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Tuesday)

Clarence Street Church of God
744 Clarence Street, Seaford
Pastor Cannon
(302) 448-0852
Drop off: 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon (Tuesday/Thursday)

The Resurrection Center
3301 North Market Street, Wilmington
Bessie Evans
(302) 299-8264
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
Carolyn Collie
(302) 856-7761
Drop off: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

Bay Shore Community Church (Blessings)
36759 Millsboro Highway, Millsboro
Linda Heitzman
(302) 430-2056
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
(302) 629-4939
Drop off: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday)