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

Can’t get to the Food Bank of Delaware?

These Food Bank of Delaware hunger-relief partners and community partners also accept fresh produce donations:

Site   Name Address City Drop-Off Time Contact Name
House of Pride  105 S. New St. Dover Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Bishop M. Lott
Pyle State Service Center 34314 Pyle Center Rd Frankford Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Jackie Steele
Kent & Sussex   Industries 301 North Rehoboth Blvd Milford Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Pat Billings
Milford State Service Center 13 S W Front Street Milford Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.    – 4:30 p.m. Suzanne N. Moore
Millsboro S.D.A. food Bank   (Daily Manna Food Pantry) 30007 Cordrey Rd. Millsboro Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00am  or 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Melvina Tull
Bay Shore Community Church Food Pantry/Blessing Unlimited 36759 Millsboro Hwy Millsboro Monday 10 a.m. – 12 noon Linda Heitzman
Delmarva Teen Challenge 611 3rd and North St Seaford Monday- Friday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  or Saturday from   8:00 a.m. – Noon Seth Rosenberg
Bernice’s Edu Sch Age Ctr 2516 W. 4th Street Wilmington Monday-Friday  10:00   a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Bernice
West End Neighborhood House 710 N. Lincoln Street Wilmington Monday or Tuesday before noon Doreen Conte
West Center City Early   Learning Center, Inc 600 North Madison Street Wilmington Monday at 10:00 a.m. Faith Boddy
The Salvation Army Adult   Rehabilitation center 107 S Market St. Wilmington Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Major Carmen Diaz
Perfecting Holiness   Deliverance Ministries, Inc. 3016 Governor Printz   Blvd, Wilmington 3rd Thursday or 3rd Friday of the Month at 11:00 a.m. Joseph Howell / Betty Jean Moore-Thompson
Hanover Church 1801 N. Jefferson St. Wilmington Wed. nights or Thursday Morning Becky Arnold
St. Patricks 107 East 14th St Wilmington Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Joe Hickey
Rick Vanstory Resource Center 500 W. 2nd Street Wilmington Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Theresa Wolhar or Ronald A. Beard
St. Michael’s School and Nursery 305 East 7th Street (on the corner of E. 7th & N. Walnut Sts.) Wilmington Monday or Tuesday mornings between 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Helen C. Riley & Ashlinn Steele
Sojourner’s Place 2901 Northeast Blvd, Wilmington Fred Tyson