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
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|