Food Bank of Delaware kicks off its annual Thanksgiving food/funds drive
Thanksgiving is just 51 days away! To prepare for the holiday, the Food Bank of Delaware kicked off its annual Thanksgiving holiday food and funds drive today. The hunger-relief organization asks for the community’s assistance in collecting food items and monetary donations in order to ensure that no Delaware families go without a hot Thanksgiving meal this holiday season.
Partner Spotlight: Claymont Community Center
It takes an entire network of partners to distribute more than 8.6 million pounds of food to Delawareans in need each year. Thanks to partnerships with 509 organizations up and down the state, the Food Bank of Delaware is getting food into the hands of those who need it most. One of those partners is the Claymont Community Center.
DHSS, Food Bank and Legislators Join Together to Distribute 30,000 Pounds of Food to Delawareans in Need
Department of Health and Social Services employees joined together with the Food Bank of Delaware, legislators and other volunteers to distribute 30,000 pounds of non-perishable food, fresh produce and dairy products to Delawareans in need during a drive-through event yesterday at DHSS’ Herman Holloway Campus near New Castle.
The food was made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA)...
Volunteer reaches 1,000 hour milestone
Steve Werkheiser has been volunteering at the Food Bank of Delaware for the past two years, and he surpassed the 1,000-hour mark today!
Two years ago, as a 60th birthday present to himself, Steve retired from Dupont. He wasn't ready to slow down, so he has been making a difference in the lives of food insecure Delawareans ever since.
New Century Club of Newark donates $33,600 to Food Bank of Delaware
The New Century Club of Newark donated $33,600 to our Backpack Program last week! The program provides food to children in need when school is not in session and federal school meal programs are not available. Child hunger advocate and First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney was on hand for the donation.
"We are so thankful to the Newark New Century...
2,613 children receive free meals through Summer Grab and Go program
The last days of the summer season are officially here and we are excited to announce that we distributed 37,856 meals to 2,613 children this summer through our Grab and Go program.
The privately-funded Grab and Go program provided a convenient way for kids to receive nutritious foods during the summer months. This program enabled children to grab a bag...
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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