Our network of Hunger Relief Partners connects the Food Bank of Delaware to our neighbors struggling with food insecurity. In Kent and Sussex Counties we work with 377 partners who help us distribute close to 8 million pounds of food last year. Our partners include faith-based organizations, senior centers, nonprofit organizations and more. (A list is available upon request). Over the past five years, food distribution out of the Milford branch has increased 79 percent.
The expanded cold storage will allow us to expand our refrigeration and freezer capacity so we can distribute more fresh foods to our neighbors in need. Expansion will allow us to store and distribute 3,727,936 additional pounds of fresh foods like fruits and vegetables, dairy products and meats. This is a 114 percent increase from our current facility. Our dry storage space will increase, allowing us to distribute an additional six million pounds of non-perishable food each year.