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 Chad Robinson, Director of Strategic Initiatives, at crobinson@fbd.org or (302) 393-2010.

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

Catholic Charities Bayard House
Contact: Ferran Tolston
(302) 468-4542 or (302) 644-1184
300 Bayard Avenue
Wilmington, 19805
Hours for drop-off:  Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cedars Church of Christ
511 Greenbank Road
Wilmington, 19808
Contact: Sue Maynard
(302) 545-6170
Hours for drop-off: Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon

LCS Choice Pantry
Contact: Jean Washington
(302) 654-8886 ext 110
2809 Baynard Blvd.
Wilmington, 19802
Hours for drop-off: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

LCS St. Stephens
Contact: Aaron Ballett
(302) 654-8886 ext 104
1301 N Broom Street
Wilmington, 19806
Hours for drop-off: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

LCS Zion
Contact: Richard Porto
(302) 658-5288
2101 Lancaster Avenue
Wilmington, 19806
Hours for drop-off: Tuesday-Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

LCS Hope
Contact: Barb or Jean
(302) 328-7909
230 Christiana Road
New Castle, 19720
Hours for drop-off: Wednesday-Friday 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon

New Castle SDA Spanish Church Food Pantry
(302) 507-6529
6 North Clifton Avenue
Wilmington,  19805:
Hours for drop off: Monday at 8am