The Culinary School at the Food Bank of Delaware was the second chance that Troy Brown needed. He learned about the program through a posting on the bulletin board at the Department of Correction's Plummer Center.
Troy has lived in Delaware since 2009. Over the years he has worked as a dishwasher and landscaper. He even started attending school to...
Grab and Go reaches out to hungry kids throughout the summer
When the Food Bank of Delaware white van pulls into the parking lot of Ernie’s Country Store near Woodside, there’s already one little boy leaning against the side of the cinderblock building.
He’s alone, barefoot, his orange Food Bank insulated bag is hand. . . waiting for Ms. V, the driver to move his bagged meals and two beverages from...
Food Bank of Delaware Receives $75,000 Grant from the Walmart Foundation to Support SNAP Education and Outreach
The Food Bank of Delaware today announced a $75,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to help fight hunger in Delaware through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) education and outreach.
SNAP is the largest federal program dedicated to providing aid to millions of low-income individuals and families in food insecure communities. Yet, 17 percent of Americans eligible for SNAP currently do...
Culinary School Spotlight: Alicia Cowan
Alicia Cowan didn't anticipate having an opportunity to attend a culinary training program. In fact, she had spent two years studying to become a teacher. She decided that teaching was not for her and landed a job at a local restaurant.
"I didn't know how to cook before I got this job," she admits. "But someone gave me the opportunity...
Ten years later, food drive still going strong
As a result of the economic downturn of 2008 and the number of Delawareans in need of services, the Food Bank of Delaware joined forces with United Way in 2008 to launch Delaware Does More, a campaign to bring in additional resources for our neighbors in need. The outpouring from the community was simply amazing. There were so many...
WIC Education at the Glasgow Farmers Market
The WIC Education team at the Food Bank of Delaware travels throughout the state educating WIC recipients about preparing healthy meals using items on the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) food package. WIC is a nutrition education and supplemental program that provides healthy food for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women and to infants and children up to age five.
If you are hungry or otherwise in need of assistance, please contact the Delaware
Helpline by dialing 211. 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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