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...
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
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