Have a surplus of produce from your garden? Want to share your bounty? You can donate fresh fruits and vegetables to Delawareans in need!

Produce donations to the Food Bank of Delaware, enable us to distribute fresh, local produce to Delawareans in need! We often hear from community members who indicate that accessing fresh produce is most difficult. Your donations help us get nutritious foods to those who need it most!

To ensure food safety, please be sure to follow these produce donation guidelines:

  • Wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and hot water before handling produce.
  • Donate only good quality, fresh produce.
  • Please do not place fresh produce in trash bags when donating. Trash bags are not graded for food and cause chemicals to leach into the food.
  • Don’t donate produce that has signs of mold, spoilage, bruising or insects. Don’t donate produce you wouldn’t buy or feed to your family.
  • If pesticides were used on the product, be absolutely certain that you have followed the instructions on the pesticide label for application and safe harvest times. If you are unsure, discard the produce in the garbage—do not compost, eat or donate it.
  • Brush off as much mud and soil as possible from the produce.
  • Don’t mix produce types. Separate each produce type into its own clean food-grade container or bag.
  • To learn more about food safety please visit www.foodsafety.gov

Have surplus produce to share? You may drop off your donations to the following locations throughout the state!

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

NEWARK

Delaware Regional Dream Center
310 Ruthar Drive, Unit 11
Newark, Delaware 19711

Drop off days/times:
Monday – 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday – 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday – Please call and we might be able to arrange something.

Have questions?
Matthew Morrison
(302) 981-1915
dreamcenterdematt@gmail.com


Child Inc. 

148 Flamingo Drive
Newark, DE  19702

Drop off days/times:
Monday-Thursday – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Have questions?
Donna Johnson
(302)832-5451
djohnson@childinc.com


Food Bank of Delaware

222 Lake Drive
Newark, DE  19702
Please park in one of the spaces around the back of the building near the loading ramp for the Healthy Pantry Center. Enter the door that says Enter Here to Drop Off Food Donations.

Drop off days/times:

Monday-Wednesday – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday- 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Second Saturday of the Month – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


NEW CASTLE

Caanan Baptist Church
3011 New Castle Avenue
New Castle, DE  19720

Drop off days/times:
Tuesday – Friday – 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Have questions?

Nakishia Bailey
(302) 354-9570
drkishbailey@gmail.com

 

New Castle County Garfield Park Activity Center
26 Karlyn Drive
New Castle, DE 19720
Enter side entrance

Drop off days/times:
Monday – Thursday – 8:15 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday – 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Saturday- 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Have questions?
Shawna Flowers
(302) 571-4004 or (302) 450-8844 Cell
sflowers2523@verizon.net

 

Victory Christian Fellowship
100 Wilton Boulevard
New Castle, DE 19720

Drop off days/times: 
Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Have questions?
Karl Hines
(302) 547-3932
karl_hines@hotmail.com


Community Presbyterian Church

519 Roger Rd
New Castle, DE  19707

Drop off days/times:
Tuesday and Thursday – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Friday by appointment
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Have questions?
Frederick Hanna
(732) 610-3683
rev.fredahanna@gmail.com


WILMINGTON

St. Patrick’s Center
107 E. 14th Street
Wilmington, Delaware  19801
The entrance to our building is located on 15th street between French and King Streets. We are in a gated lot. Please enter under the St. Patrick’s Center sign and let the front door attendant know you are delivering produce donations.

Drop off days/times:
Monday-Friday – 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Have questions?
Elizabeth Sanon
(302) 6526219
elizabeth.sanon@stpatrickscenter.org

 

Life Zion Lutheran Church
2101 Lancaster Avenue
Wilmington, Delaware  19805

Drop off days/times:
Tuesday-Thursday – 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Have questions?
Heather Mackson
(302) 658-5288
hmackson@lcsde.org

 

Lutheran Community Services Choice Pantry
2809 Baynard Boulvard
Wilmington, DE  19802

Drop off days/times:
Monday-Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Have questions?
Heather Mackson
(302) 654-8886
hmackson@lcsde.org


St. Stephen’s Church

1301 N Broom St.
Wilmington, DE  19806

Drop off days/times:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Wednesday – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Have questions?
Heather Mackson
(302) 571-1552
hmackson@lcsde.org


YMCA of Delaware Central Branch

1005 East 11th Street
wilmington, DE  19802

Drop off days/times:
Any time

Have questions?
Malinda Leonard
(302) 530-5649
mleonard@ymcade.org

KENT COUNTY

DOVER

Salvation Army
611 Forest Street
Dover, DE  19904

Drop off days/times:
Thursdays – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Have questions?
Captain Montour
(516) 589-5341
Ardrine.Montour@use.salvationarmy.org

Magnolia

Orchard Church
39 North Main Street
Magnolia, DE 19962

Drop off days/times:
1st & 3rd Fridays of each month (drop off time is flexible)

Have questions? 
Susi Ayers
(302) 335-3050
susiq613a@gmail.com


HARRINGTON

Lake Forest Church Association Food Pantry
102 Dorman Street
Harrington, DE  19952

Drop off days/times:
Tuesday-Thursday – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Have questions?
Elaine Straughn
(732)600-1401
Elainestr55@gmail.com

SUSSEX COUNTY

DELMAR

Delmar Church of the Nazarene
36926 Hideaway Lane
Delmar, DE  19940

Drop off days/times:
You can drop off any time you have produce

Have questions?
Charles Leroy
(302) 752 5137 or (302) 604-0364 0r (302) 727-9459
Charles.leroy57@yahoo.com

GREENWOOD

Agape Temple International Ministries
40 Schultze Road
Greenwood, DEe  19950

Drop off days/times:
Fridays – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Have questions?
Nadine Henry
(302) 331-1105
nshenry@aol.com

LAUREL

Templo Bethel
134 Brooklyn Avenue
Laurel, DE  19956

Drop off days/times:
Thursdays – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Have questions?
Maricela Gomez
(302) 569-7519
gomezdlm@hotmail.com

 

LEWES

Unique Minds Changing Lives
17584 Stingey Lane
Lewes, DE 19958

Drop off days/times:
Monday or Friday – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Have questions?
Helena Gibbs
(302) 943-1945
uniquemind1954@gmail.com

 

What Is Your Voice 
17583 Shady Road
Lewes, DE  19958

Drop off days/times:
Monday- Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Have questions?
Jacqueline Sterbach
(302) 682-2067
jsterbach@whatisyourvoice.org

 

MILFORD

St. John the Apostle Catholic Church
506 Seabury Avenue
Milford, DE  19963
Drop off donations to church hall (next to church)

Drop off days/times:
Fridays – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Have questions?
Stephanie McDonough
(302) 242-5458 ( cell)
mcdonoughs@verizon.net

 

Food Bank of Delaware
102 Delaware Veterans Blvd.
Milford, DE  19963
Please enter the back door leading into the volunteer room

Drop off days/times:
Monday-Thursday – 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday – 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon

MILLSBORO

Millsboro SDA Church
22656 Danfield Dr.
Harbeson, DE 19951

Drop off days/times:
Tuesday and Thursday – 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Have questions?
Peggy Sampson
(302) 542-3617
pmj1213@gmail.com


REHOBOTH BEACH

Cape Henlopen Food Basket
37510 Oyster House Road
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971

Drop off days/times:
Monday or Wednesday – 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. or Friday 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon

Have questions?
(302) 227-3528
chfoodbasket@gmail.com

 

Community Resource Center
37510 Oyster House Road
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Drop off days/times:
Monday through Friday – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Have questions?
Dianne Shearon
(302) 841-3073
Endbeach@aol.com

 

SEAFORD

Promise Ministries Family Life Center
23478 Sussex Highway
Seaford, DE  19973

Drop off days/times:
Thursday – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Have questions?
Keneasha Simpson
(302) 278-5273
keneasha@promisemflc.com

Saint Vincent de Paul Society
528 East Stein Highway
Seaford, DE  19973
Behind church at Saint Vincent de Paul Food Bank building 

Drop off hours/times:
Fridays after 2:00 p.m.
Saturday before 11:00 a.m.

Have questions?
Paul Alexander
(302) 628-0630
pdalexander@live.com

The Salvation Army
12318 Sussex Highway
Seaford, DE 19973

Drop off hours/times:
Mondays and Wednesdays between 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Have questions?
Jerry Brainard (Office Manager)
(302) 310-7808
adela.davis@use.salvationarmy.org