The Food Bank of Delaware directly distributes EMERGENCY food to the public through the Healthy Pantry Center. Starting Monday, April 13, emergency food assistance at the HPC will be no sooner than 14 days from the client’s last visit.  

Pantry hours are:

Newark (222 Lake Drive, Newark, DE  19702) Please park near the loading ramp in the back of the building and someone will come out to your vehicle. 

  • Monday-Friday: 7:300 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Third Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The pantry will be closed from 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. for restocking 

DE Driver License or DE State ID will be required for proof of identification. If address on your ID does not match your current living address, please bring a utility or other bill or leasing agreement.

 

MILFORD PANTRY

Milford (1040 Mattlind Way, Milford, DE  19963). Please park and someone will come ou to your vehicle 

  • Monday-Friday: 8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (closed from 12:30p.m. – 1:00 p.m. for restocking)
  • Fourth Tuesday: 8:15 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (closed from 12:30p.m. – 1:00 p.m. for restocking)

The pantry will be closed from 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. for restocking 

DE Driver License or DE State ID will be required for proof of identification. If address on your ID does not match your current living address, please bring a utility or other bill or leasing agreement.

 

To find assistance closer to your home, please dial 2-1-1 for Delaware 2-1-1. They will refer you to a local organization that can assist. You can also click here for Delaware 2-1-1’s website.

 

The Food Bank of Delaware can also help in the following ways:

  • Need help applying for SNAP benefits (food stamps), our SNAP Outreach team can help! Click here to learn more.
  • Are you over the age of 60 in need of monthly food assistance? Do you know someone in need? We can sign you up to participate in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program! Pick-up sites are located throughout the state. Click here to learn more.
  • In need of our job training? Our workforce development initiative, Delaware Food Works, will prepare you for employment in the food service and logistics/warehouse industries! Click here to learn more.
  • Have school-aged children? Food Bank of Delaware programs may be offered at your child’s school! Please inquire with your child’s teacher regarding the Backpack Program, School Pantry and After-School Meal Program!
  • Are you a college student struggling with food insecurity? Click here for more resources.