Home delivery is a lifeline for Delmar neighbor

November 30, 2023

The Food Bank of Delaware’s home delivery program is literally a lifeline for some of our neighbors. Ted, for example, lives in Delmar at the southern-most state border. He’s in his 40s, and is unable to drive. Even with a loving family and friends for support, he has limited access to food, and he’s very grateful for the box delivered by Amazon each month.

Ted says he learned about the Food Bank Home Delivery option through his social worker, and he recognizes that he receives more than food.

“This service benefits me by doing the following:  showing that people  care. I  get really happy when I see a worker from [Amazon] come and deliver a box during the week. Because it’s  just more than just boxes.  It’s things that are going to help me make it though the month,” he said.

Life would be much more a of challenge, Ted explains, without this service: “I would struggle and buy the things with a yellow sticker on them. I would shop at the Dollar Tree near me twice a month. I want to  thank you all for that.”

Each month, Amazon delivers thousands of boxes on behalf of the Food Bank to neighbors like Ted. The program is designed for Delawareans without transportation or for those who are unable to leave their home to visit local food pantries. Deliveries occur once a month and boxes typically contain canned goods, cereal, dry milk, pasta, and other items.

To learn more or to register for the service, click here!

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