Does Eating More Fruits & Vegetables Matter? Ask the Veggie Meter!
By Sarah Sheppard, BS-NDTR, Nutrition Programs Manager
On May 23, 2018, the Food Bank of Delaware unveiled its newest tool to encourage the consumption of more fruits and vegetables - the Veggie Meter. For program participants wondering if eating fruits and vegetables will really make a difference in their diet, the Veggie Meter provides real data to back up our...
WIC Educators offer healthy food choices to the youngest Delawareans
The Food Bank of Delaware’s WIC Education Specialists take the gospel of making healthy food choices on the road, and they make the message interactive and entertaining as well as informative.
These outreach programs use foods included in the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) food package for pregnant and post-partum women. Clients and their children through...
Letter Carriers pick up 119,000+ pounds of food through Stamp Out Hunger
By Caitlin Custer, Donor Relations Manager
Saturday May 12, 2018 was the National Association of Letter Carriers’ 26th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive! Once again, the Food Bank of Delaware was honored to be one of the recipients of the drive which is our biggest one-day drive of the year!
In addition to their normal duties, Letter Carriers across the...
AstraZeneca employees pack 20,000 meals for Delawareans in need
The mood was festive on Thursday at AstraZeneca as employees packed 20,000 meals for Delawareans! Thanks to a partnership with The Pack Shack, employees filled bags with the ingredients to make a delicious cheesy rice and vegetables meal! Each ingredient was carefully added to the bag using a special funnel. It was a packing party for a good cause!
We’ll say it again: Volunteers are the Food Bank’s heart, soul. THANKS!
By Aaron Stone, Volunteer Coordinator
Margaret Leach has always been someone who helps other people. When this retired special education teacher and active volunteer moved to Delaware last fall, she brought with her the desire to continue her volunteer activities.
She became familiar with the Food Bank of Delaware through Reformation Lutheran Church in Milford. A group from her church volunteers...
Walmart Foundation donates $60,000 towards Backpack Program
We can't do what we do without the support of a caring community. With one in six Delaware children living in poverty, it truly takes a village to raise a child. We are thankful to the Walmart Foundation for donating $60,000 towards our Backpack Program for kids. With this donation, we will be able to provide food for an...
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