Culinary School creates positive experiences for Dover resident
For Jerry Soriano, the Food Bank of Delaware’s Culinary School has been much more than attending classes and going to school; it is one of the most positive experiences in his life.
When this Dover resident first learned about the Culinary School in Milford, he had a part-time job and was attending Delaware Tech’s Terry Campus in the graphic arts...
Coming Together conference to focus on breaking the cycle of poverty through a trauma-informed care perspective
Breaking the cycle of poverty through a trauma-informed care perspective will be the topic of conversation at the biennial Coming Together: The Cycle Can Be Broken conference presented by Corteva Agriscience on Thursday, April 4 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront.
“This year’s Coming Together conference recognizes that when kids and their families face foundational challenges, each adversity deepens...
L.O.G.I.C. Student Spotlight: Lyndon Ramsey
Lyndon Ramsey is thankful for the opportunity to advance his career through the L.O.G.I.C. (Logistics, Operations, General Warehousing and Inventory Control) program at the Food Bank of Delaware. This workforce development program is part of Delaware Food Works, the Food Bank's workforce development initiative, with training programs in warehousing, food service and agriculture.
Lyndon and his class are working to...
Enterprise grant provides Sussex seniors with fresh produce, protein
Thanks to a generous $75,000 grant from Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, Delaware’s food-insecure senior citizens in Sussex County will have access to quality foods – fruits, vegetables, and proteins - that will help them maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Senior residents in Delmar Crossing’s Villas, for example, receive additional food delivered to the neighborhood community center, explains manager LaAngela Todd. These residents...
After-school fun with 4-H
Thanks to Delaware 4-H after-school programming at community centers and schools throughout the state, low-income children have a safe place to congregate after school.
Last month, we had the chance to visit kids participating in the 4-H program at McLane Gardens in Smyrna. School-aged children who live in McLane Gardens congregate in the neighborhood's community center Monday through Thursday. The...
Senior Nutrition Program provides a hand up for Delaware seniors
When you think of retired life do you envision travel? Fun with grand kids? Carefree-living?
Unfortunately, for far too many Delaware seniors, retired life does not equate to traveling, fun or care-free living. Many of our state's seniors are making difficult decisions - pay for medicine or buy food? Pay the heating bill or buy groceries?
8.5 percent of Delaware seniors...
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