Food Donation Procedures: 

For food donations being dropped off to the Newark facility, please drop your donation in the plastic tote under the awning next to the barn to avoid food pantry traffic.


Please note, the Food Bank of Delaware cannot accept hard candy, lollipops, soda in cans and bottles, chocolate bars or pieces, gum and soft candy such as marshmallows, caramels, taffy, licorice and gummy items.

Donated food is accepted at our warehouses in Newark and Milford weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

The Food Bank of Delaware relies on the generosity of the community to help feed hungry people. The Food Bank solicits, warehouses and distributes food through a network of hunger-relief program partners. Our partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and other community food providers. In turn, agencies prepare balanced, nutritious meals or distribute food items to those with limited resources. Please help us feed more hungry Delawareans by donating to the Food Bank of Delaware.

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  • Hot and Cold Cereals
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Fruits
  • Canned Meats
  • 8oz Shelf-Stable Milk
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Spaghetti Sauce

***low-sodium and low-sugar when possible***

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