Information for Farmers

 

Produce donations help the Food Bank distribute nutritious foods to Delawareans in need. We accept produce growers, farmers and backyard gardeners!

radish8Backyard gardening does not have to be difficult! Experienced growers can plant large in-ground gardens and raised gardens, while newcomers can start with small container gardens. To learn more about gardening, please visit the Cooperative Extension’s website, by clicking here.

Surplus produce can be donated directly to Delawareans in need. Donations can be dropped off to the Food Bank’s warehouse in Newark or Milford, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wondering what to grow or donate?

Summer Crops:

  • Peppers (banana peppers, bell peppers, etc.)
  • Eggplant
  • Swiss Chard
  • Cucumbers
  • Green Beans
  • Squash/Zucchini
  • Tomato
  • Okra
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Beets
  • Herbs (rosemary, basil, parsley, cilantro, thyme, etc.)
  • Melons
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries/Blackberries

Cool Season Crops:

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Cabbage
  • Radishes
  • Turnips
  • Arugula
  • Mustard Green
  • Collard Greens
  • Carrots
  • Kohlrabi
  • Bok Choy
  • Peas
  • Cauliflower

Produce Donation Sites: 

Fran Todd (Nanticoke Senior Center)
1001 West Locust Street, Seaford, DE 19973
Hours for drop off: 7am-3:30pm
302-629-4939 / fran.todd@nanticokeseniorcenter.com

Melissa Semans (Kent Sussex Industries)
301 N Rehoboth Blvd., Milford, DE 19963
Hours for drop off: 6am-3pm
302-422-4014 (ext. 3130) / semansm@ksiinc.org

Joel Harris
107 East 14th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Hours for drop off: 7am-4pm
302-652-6219 / joelharris@stpatrickscenter.org

Charlotte Draper (Hope House I)
1103 W. 8th Street, Wilmington, DE 19806
Hours for drop off: 9am-2pm
302-652-8532 / cdraper@ministryofcaring.org

Maria Matos (Latin American Community Center)
403 N Van Buren St, Wilmington, DE 19805
mmatos@thelatincenter.org

Joel Harris
107 East 14th Street, Wilmington, DE
Hours for drop off: 7am-4pm
302-652-6219 / joelharris@stpatrickscenter.org

LCS Food Pantry at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church
1301 N. Broom Street, Wilmington DE 19806
Hours for drop off: 9am-11 am
302-652-7623  / office@ststeph.org

LCS Choice
2809 Baynard Blvd. Wilmington, DE 19802
Hours for drop off: 8am-4pm
302-654-8886

 

To learn more about produce donations, please contact:

Ed Matarese
Food Sourcing Manager
ematarese@fbd.org 
(302) 444-8072