Thankful for dedicated volunteers like the Rodriguez family
At the Food Bank of Delaware, we know that it takes a village, to paraphrase the African proverb, to meet the needs of food-insecure Delawareans. Now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, a growing number of people need assistance so we rely more than ever on volunteers to get the job done, volunteers like the Rodriquez family in New Castle County.
Volunteers commited to bringing weekend food to inner-city children
Despite social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Food Bank of Delaware and the people we serve are grateful that our volunteers are still willing to step up and lend a helping hand.
Margi Prueitt and members of the Rotary Club of Wilmington bridge the generation gap with their focus on early childhood development at four Wilmington sites: St. Michael’s...
Retiree finds rewards in giving back by volunteering at Food Bank
Bob Reilly is a familiar face at the Food Bank of Delaware’s Milford branch. He volunteers every Tuesday and Thursday, mostly assisting in the warehouse. But like most of our volunteers, this Bridgeville resident is willing to lend a hand helping complete whatever task is needed. On Thursday, he assisted in packing weekend meal boxes that will be distributed...
7-year-old boy raises food and funds for Delawareans
Thanks to the generous spirit of 7-year-old Landon Jones – and the support of his parents, John and Amy, and sister and brother, the Food Bank of Delaware and the people we served received 266 pounds of food and a cash donation of $4,205!
Amy Jones said their home-based food drive came about at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic...
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
The COVID-19 crisis has been difficult for all of us, but in the face of adversity, we have seen firsthand the power of neighbors helping neighbors and the good that can come from working together. Last week, hope was on full display as we worked side by side (socially distanced, of course) with our community partners to make sure...
Food Bank prepares daily meals for some of state’s homeless
When the needs of Delaware’s food-insecure population changes, thankfully the Food Bank of Delaware quickly adapts and responds. Meeting those needs goes beyond the mass distribution of hundreds of tons of food boxes to thousands of residents and providing emergency food via drive-through Healthy Pantry Centers in Newark and Milford.
Homeless residents may not be able to access those programs....
If you are hungry or otherwise in need of assistance, please contact the Delaware
Helpline by dialing 211 or visiting the Food Bank’s Healthy Pantry Center. Visit the Delaware Helpline Website for more information
and helpful resources.
If you’re in need of monthly food assistance, apply for SNAP benefits.
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