By Kate Grabowski, Communications Intern
Coming from working at her grandmother’s military surplus store, Mercedes could not have imagined the opportunities the Food Bank of Delaware’s L.O.G.I.C. (Logistics, Operations, General Warehousing, and Inventory Control) program could offer her.
At twenty-six, with two young kids, Mercedes wanted to try something different, something she had never done before—the L.O.G.I.C. program was the place...
Now Open: The Discover Cafe at the Food Bank of Delaware
On Monday we officially opened the new Discover Cafe at the Food Bank of Delaware! The Discover Cafe is part of Delaware Food Works, our workforce development and social enterprise initiative. The Discover Cafe provides an opportunity for us to provide employment opportunities for current and past Culinary School graduates, while also generating revenue to support our workforce development...
Volunteer finds reward in helping others
At the Food Bank of Delaware, we like to say volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization.
Tom Hutchins of Frederica is one of those generous volunteers. He retired from the former Dover Sears store, and to fulfill obligations for unemployment compensation, he started volunteering at the Milford branch in November.
Then he realized he enjoyed the opportunity to...
Food insecurity exists in the midst of luxury resort-area destinations
The Food Bank of Delaware relies on 536 community partners statewide to help meet the needs of food-insecure Delawareans. According to Feeding America’s 2019 Map the Meal Gap study, our state’s food insecurity rate is 12.2 percent, slightly higher than the 12 percent rate last year.
One of our newest partners, Community Resource Center in Rehoboth Beach, partnered with the...
Stamp Out Hunger on May 11
On Saturday, May 11, Delaware letter carriers will Stamp Out Hunger in order to provide food assistance to Delawareans who rely on the Food Bank of Delaware’s network of hunger-relief partners for support.
To help Stamp Out Hunger, simply leave a bag containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned fruits and vegetables, canned meats and cereals next to the...
Student demonstrates commitment to helping hungry Delawareans
In the world of Food Bank volunteers, Cindy Lin is a rock star.
This Milford High School senior says her passion for volunteering started back in junior high as a member of the National Honor Society, and helping has been a part of her life since then.
Yet one has to wonder how a scholar, dancer and member of the marching...
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