The L.O.G.I.C. (Logistics, Operations, General Warehousing and Inventory Control) training program began at the Food Bank in Newark in 2018. Since then, 71 students have successfully completed the program.
Residents of Kent and Sussex County frequently request to participate in the program at the Milford branch.
Because of limited space, the program is not able to operate out of the facility. To train more adults for careers in warehousing/logistics, the Food Bank will replicate its successful L.O.G.I.C. program at the new Milford branch.
According to the Kent County Economic Partnership, warehousing and distribution are among the top targeted industries for central Delaware. Providing low-income Delawareans with valuable job skills and supplying a pool of trained employees for this growing sector with high-paying starting wages is a win-win.
In addition to classroom and warehouse space for the L.O.G.I.C. program, the new facility will also feature a dedicated training kitchen and classroom space for The Culinary School so students no longer have to sit in a small room with a temporary wall.