Nudges at food pantries make healthy choices easier
Thanks to a grant from Cargill, the Food Bank of Delaware is testing the impact of nutritional nudges in choice food pantries statewide. Choice food pantries provide clients the opportunity to choose foods that are best suited for their household versus receiving a prepacked bag or box of food. Nudges are defined by Feeding America - a national hunger-relief...
Staff shadowing develops better relationships
The idiom, “walk a mile in my shoes,” has been attributed to several cultural origins, and it even became the title of an Elvis Presley song. Although the Food Bank of Delaware’s President & CEO Patricia Beebe didn’t quote song lyrics in her late October internal email, she encouraged Food Bank staffers to develop a better understanding of one...
Culinary training offers a new lease of life
When Henry Harmon accepted his certificate at the Food Bank of Delaware’s Milford Culinary School graduation on Dec. 10, he told those attending “It’s been one tough road for me.” By most standards, this Milford resident was not exaggerating. Harmon had experienced homelessness and substance abuse.
At the podium, he thanked his 10-year-old daughter for inspiring him to turn his...
2019 Year in Review
It's time for our annual year in review! Thank you for a great 2019! We look forward to a hunger-free 2020!
Sixtieth Newark culinary class celebrates graduation
Eight students from the Newark Delaware Food Works culinary class celebrated their completion of the 14-week training program this morning at a graduation ceremony.
The students have spent the past 14 weeks learning the ins and outs of the food service industry. From soups and stocks to mother sauces and knife skills, the students have the knowledge they need to...
L.O.G.I.C. Alumni Spotlight: Devin Minter
Devin Minter graduated from the 11-week Delaware Food Works L.O.G.I.C. (Logistics, Operations, General Warehousing and Inventory Control) class in July. Since graduation, he has been thriving at Pemco Lighting Products in Newport.
Devin works full-time at the lighting company and is responsible for pulling orders and inventory. The training he received through L.O.G.I.C. helped for both inventory and organizing purposes...
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