Information for Farmers

 

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

radish8Backyard 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 Sarah Woods, Produce Access Coordinator, at swoods@fbd.org or (302) 424-3301 ext 114.

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

New Castle County

Newark

Agency: Newark Area Welfare Committee
Contact: Jean Hedrich
Phone/Email: (302) 547-7196 or jahedrich@comcast.net
Address: Newark United Methodist Church, 69 East Main Street, Newark
Hours for Drop Off: Monday afternoons between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

New Castle

Agency: DeLaWarr State Service Center
Contact: E. M. Saunders or Adrienne Powell
Phone: (302) 622-4502
Address: 500 Rogers Road, New Castle, DE
Hours for Drop Off: Monday – Friday; 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Wilmington

Agency:  YWCA Delaware – Home Life Management Center
Contact:  Valeria Edwards
Phone/Email: (302) 658-7110 ext 210 and vedwards@ywcade.org
Address: 709 N. Madison Street, Wilmington, DE
Hours for Drop Off: Monday – Friday; 9:00am to 11:00am

Agency: Lutheran Community Services
Contact: Jean Washington
Phone/Email: (302) 654-8886 ext 100 or jwashington@lcsde.org
Address: 2809 Baynard Blvd., Wilmington, DE  19802
Hours for Drop Off: Monday/Friday; any time before 1:00

Agency: New Castle SDA Church
Contact: Carmen Fernandez
Phone/Email: (302) 669-8009 (cell) or ricanmamy25@yahoo.com
Address: 6 North Clifton Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19805
Hours for Drop Off: Mondays; 12:00 noon

Agency: St. Patrick’s Center
Contact: Danielle Gagnon or Joel Harris
Phone/Email: (302) 652-6219 or dgagnon@stpatrickscenter.org or joelharris@stpatrickscenter.org
Address: 107 E. 14th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Hours for Drop Off: Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Agency: Perfecting Holiness Deliverance Ministries
Contact: Rachel Howell
Phone/Email: (302) 384-3979/(302) 384-8045 or phdministriesinc@comcast.net
Address: 3016 Governor Printz Blvd., Wilmington, DE 19802
Hours for Drop Off: Third Thursday of each month between 5:00 p.m.and 7:00 p.m.

Agency: Emmanuel Dining Room/Ministry of Caring
Contact: Dorine Menchhofer
Phone/Email: (302) 652.3228 or Dmenchhofer@ministryofcaring.org
Address: 121 N. Jackson St, Wilmington, DE 19805
Hours for Drop Off: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Agency: Hillcrest Bellefonte UMC
Contact: James Backus
Phone/Email: (302) 764-3145 or hillcrestbellefonteumc@verizon.net
Address: 400 Hillcrest Avenue, Wilmington, DE  19809
Hours for Drop Off: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Agency: Belvedere State Service Center
Contact: Tiffany Lewis
Phone/Email: (302) 892-5974 or (302) 892-5970 or Tiffany.lewis@state.de.us
Address: 310 Kiamensi Road Wilmington, De 19804
Hours for Drop Off: Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Kent County

Dover

Agency: The Elizabeth W. Murphey School, Inc.
Contact: Michael Kopp
Phone: (302) 670-6396
Address: 42 Kings Highway East,  Dover, DE
Hours for Drop Off: Monday – Friday; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Agency: Serenity Place
Contact: Daniel Wilson
Phone: (302) 730-0800
Address: 327 Martin St., Dover DE
Hours for Drop Off: Monday – Saturday; 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Agency: Mt. Carmel, Church of the Living God
Contact: Bishop Nelson Lewis
Phone/Email: (302) 670-0569/nlewis1544@hotmail.com
Address: 117 N. West Street, Dover, DE
Hours for Drop Off: Wednesday; 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Agency: Calvary Church
Contact: Bea or Margaret
Phone: (302) 697-7776, ext 118
Address: 1141 East Lebanon Road, Dover, DE  (please drop off outside of the food pantry garage door on the left)
Hours for Drop Off: Tuesday; 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Milford

Agency: People’s Place
Contact:  John Baker
Phone/Email:  (302) 422-8033 ext 174 or jbaker@peoplesplace2.com
Address: 1129 Airport Road, Milford, DE  19963
Hours for Drop Off: Monday – Friday; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Agency: Kent Sussex Industries
Contact: Melissa Semans
Phone: (302) 422-4014 ext 3130
Address: 301 N. Rehoboth Blvd- Milford
Hours for Drop Off: Monday – Friday; 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sussex County

Agency: Nanticoke Senior Center
Contact: Donna Bennett or Bobbi Jo Tice
Phone/Email: (302) 629-4939 or donna.bennett@nanticokeseniorcenter.com or bobbijo.tice@nanticokeseniorcenter.com
Address: 1001 West Locust Street, Seaford, DE  19973
Hours for Drop Off: Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 3:30 pm