Thompson at the table brings more than himself to Food Bank mission
Service on a board of directors – whether corporate or non-profit organization - requires not only time, but also a serious commitment to the organization’s vision and mission. The Food Bank of Delaware gained all this and more when Steve Thompson joined our board of directors in August, 2016.
Thompson, a Chesapeake Utilities executive, brings more than his corporate skills,...
Food Prescription Program helps patients recover after hospital stay
For nearly three years, Beebe Medical Center and the Food Bank of Delaware have partnered to ensure that patients released from the hospital – including the emergency room – have adequate nourishing food.
This Food Prescription Program, administered by Beebe's Catherine Murphy, BSN, RN (pictured on the right), is part of the healthcare facility's Community Health mission. Participating patients may...
Food Rescue program helps feed hungry coastal community residents
The Food Bank of Delaware has 536 Hunger Relief Partners, and although Epworth United Methodist Church, Rehoboth Beach, is not one of them, members of this congregation volunteer for some Food Bank of Delaware programs. They’ve also established some very successful hunger-relief efforts on their own.
Their Food Rescue Program, for example, is a well-oiled machine that relies on committed...
Food Bank programs help Milton Elementary students, families
School counselor Gloria Ho sees the importance of the Food Bank of Delaware’s programs that support food-insecure students and their families.
Milton Elementary School has participated in the Backpack Program since 2009, and over the past decade more than 1,000 students have been served.
This year, Ho said 100 students – or 23 percent of the school’s population – go home...
Help is available for Delawareans struggling to afford food
While the federal government has reopened, the country’s longest government shutdown continues to impact Delawareans, including the 136,000 individuals who utilize the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to purchase food.
Because February SNAP benefits were issued early, this could result in some households having as much as a two-month gap between benefits according to the issuance schedule. The additional delay between...
Volunteer Spotlight: Lord Baltimore Lions Club
For the past three years, five or six members of the Lord Baltimore Lions Club arrive at the Food Bank of Delaware to volunteer for four hours on the last Friday of the month. They create weekend backpacks, sort donated food, or whatever is needed . . . because that’s what they do. They enjoy helping people, and speaking...
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