The Food Bank of Delaware opened its first school-based food pantry at Eastside Charter School in November 2011.

Through the program at-risk families with children enrolled at the school are able to access emergency food and hygiene products by visiting a food pantry within the school. Families are discretely identified by school officials. Families select food based on their household’s needs each week. Food for the pantry is provided by the Food Bank of Delaware and school-wide food drives or community donations.

In addition, the Food Bank of Delaware promotes parental involvement in the new program. Parents are encouraged to host PTA/PTO food and fund drives to help stock the pantry’s shelves, volunteer with upkeep and maintenance of the pantry and more.

All pantries are generously sponsored by
the Harry K Foundation (unless otherwise noted)!

Eisenberg Elementary
Eastside Charter School
Lake Forest High School
Bancroft Elementary
Stubbs Elementary
Castle Hills Elementary
William Penn High school
Southern Elementary
Pleasantville Elementary
New Castle School
GW Carver Education Center
Milton Elementary
Milford High School
Philis Wheatly Elementary (PWES)
Cape Henlopen High
Sussex Consortium
KCSILC- Kent County
Morris Early Childhood Center
Delmar School District (Middle/High)
Community Education Building
Lake Forest Central Elem
South Dover Elementary
DelStateU (College of EHPP)
W T Chipman
Campus Community School
Wesley College
Positive Outcomes Charter
Deltech Georgetown
Seaford Middle School
May B. Leasure Elementary
Richey Elementary (sponsored by Harvey Hanna)
North Georgetown Elementary
Woodbridge ECEC Center
North Dover Elementary
Laurel Elementary
North Laurel Early Learning Academy
DelTech Terry Campus
Terry Children’s Center
Smyrna Middle School
Primeros Pasos
Delaware Tech Stanton
John S. Charlton School

For more information about school pantry sponsorship, please contact Larry Haas, Development Director, at (302) 294-0185 or

For more information about starting a pantry at your school, please contact Naty Moreta-Wright, Programs Manager, at (302) 444-8077 or Click here to read some considerations for starting a Food Bank of Delaware-sponsored food pantry.