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

Produce Donation Sites: 

Contact Name: Fran Todd (Nanticoke Senior Center)
Address: 1001 West Locust Street, Seaford, DE 19973
Hours for drop off: 7am-3:30pm
Phone number/email: 302-629-4939 / fran.todd@nanticokeseniorcenter.com

Contact Name: Melissa Semans (Kent Sussex Industries)
Address: 301 N Rehoboth Blvd., Milford, DE 19963
Hours for drop off: 6am-3pm
Phone number/email: 302-422-4014 (ext. 3130) / semansm@ksiinc.org

Contact Name: Joel Harris
Address: 107 East 14th Street, Wilmington, DE
Hours for drop off: 7am-4pm
Phone number/email: 302-652-6219 / joelharris@stpatrickscenter.org

Contact Name: Charlotte Draper (Hope House I)
Address: 1103 W. 8th Street, Wilmington, DE 19806
Phone number/email: 302-652-8532 / cdraper@ministryofcaring.org

Contact Name: Maria Matos (Latin American Community Center)
Address: 403 N Van Buren St, Wilmington, DE 19805
Email: mmatos@thelatincenter.org

Contact Name: Joel Harris
Address: 107 East 14th Street, Wilmington, DE
Hours for drop off: 7am-4pm
Phone number/email: 302-652-6219 / joelharris@stpatrickscenter.org

To learn more about produce donations, please contact:

Ed Matarese
Food Sourcing Manager
ematarese@fbd.org 
(302) 444-8072