Food Bank educators use new platforms to reach vulnerable clients
On a typical workday, Food Bank of Delaware WIC Educators Chong Yi and Alisha Beckford start their day at the Food Bank’s Milford and Newark facilities. They pack a rolling cart with ingredients needed to prepare a demo recipe, utensils, paper towels, rubber gloves, and clean-up supplies, along with recipe cards and nutritional handouts, load a Food Bank vehicle,...
Culinary school experience helps student work toward new goals
Doreen Webb likes to say she’s the oldest student in the Food Bank of Delaware’s Culinary School class. The Seaford resident is 61 years old and a cancer survivor whose journey included several surgeries as well. Age is no obstacle for this student; she’s challenging herself to embrace new experiences.
Webb, who came to Delaware by way of the U.S....
Culinary School offers lifeline and opportunity to under-employed
Jane Robinson is a survivor. She’s felt frustration and defeat, yet she’s persevered, and now she’s on the road to a new career at our Delaware Food Work’s Culinary School in Milford.
The Clayton resident is a non-traditional student – like many of those who discover their passion in the kitchen at The Culinary School. She had worked in a...
Generous grant provides weekend meals for young students
At the Food Bank, we call the tightly stocked plastic bag “Backpacks” because this bag of weekend meals fits discreetly inside a student’s backpack. Each bag contains shelf-stable, nutritionally balanced food for children to take home on weekends and school vacations when other resources may not be available: cereal, juice, a variety of microwavable entrees, and a couple of...
Culinary School offers valuable training in a positive environment
Growing up Tyriekus Collick got some great advice: “If you want to eat, you better learn how to cook.” So the 2018 Caesar Rodney High School graduate took those words to heart and learned some basic cooking skills at home. “I watched my father and my grandmother,” he said, noting that his favorite thing to make at home is...
Culinary training leads not only to career, but also positive attitude
For Dover resident Melissa Edge, the Food Bank of Delaware’s Culinary School offers an opportunity for a fresh start. The Dover resident’s probation officer recommended the workforce training program. When Edge went online to www.fbd.org to investigate, she completed an application, and the rest is in the progress of becoming history – in a very positive way.
“She (the probation...
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