Just in time for Easter, Giant Food of Landover, Md. donated 200 hams to the Food Bank of Delaware this morning. Giant associates loaded the hams into the vehicles of three Food Bank of Delaware partners, Rose Hill Community Center, Claymont Community Center and Lutheran Community Services. The hams will be distributed by the agencies to families in need for the Easter holiday.
Giant also presented a check for $75,000 to support the Food Bank of Delaware’s Produce Prescription program and Summer Grab and Go meal program.
Through the Produce Prescription Program, participating healthcare clinics identify families who are a risk for food insecurity and diet-related health conditions. Referring patients receive a “produce prescription” which enables them to receive 15-20 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables each month from the Food Bank of Delaware.
The Food Bank also runs a Grab and Go summer meal program to help bridge the nutrition gap during the summer months. Participating children can grab a meal bag and take home for consumption.
“Thank you, Giant, for this amazing donation,” said Food Bank of Delaware President and CEO Patricia Beebe. “We can always count on the team at Giant, not only during the holidays, but throughout the year to help us alleviate hunger for Delawareans in need.”