Food Bank helps create a sense of food security for young family
November 19, 2021
Pictured: A DoorDash driver picks up a box of food from the Food Bank for delivery.
At the Food Bank of Delaware, we know that food insecurity – and the issues surrounding it—doesn’t discriminate; it impacts our neighbors of all ages. Kendal is a young mom of two very small children – a 2-year-old and an infant. They live in New Castle with the children’s father and their grandmother who is disabled. Although the children’s father works, like many folks, basic expenses exceed their income.
So, this mom reached out for help through Delaware 2-1-1, a resource providing connection to health and human services resources. Kendal learned that the Food Bank offers food assistance, and she qualified for home-delivery service.
“It’s been coming faithfully,” she said. “I’ve been getting it for quite a while. My daughter loves the canned fruit.” She explained that their SNAP benefits – formerly food stamps – benefits often run out before the end of the month.
The food she receives from the Food Bank also provides an opportunity to be a bit creative in the kitchen. “I’m able to cook, so I like to take what’s there and make something different out of it. I try to find something different to make every week,” she said.
“It’s also a very good program for the elderly and disabled, and DoorDash helps with my daughter’s milk,” Kendal added.
Like many of our neighbors who rely on the Food Bank for support, Kendal is generous. “And I share with my neighbors anything that I don’t use.”
To learn more about home delivery programs at the Food Bank, please click here.