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)!
Bancroft Elementary
Campus Community School
Cape Henlopen High School
Castle Hills Elementary
Community Education Building
Delaware State University
Delaware Technical
Community College
Georgetown Campus
Delaware Technical Community College Terry Campus
Delmar School District (Middle/High)
Eastside Charter School
Eisenberg Elementary
GW Carver Education Center
KCSILC Kent County
Lake Forest Central
Lake Forest High School
Laurel Elementary School
May B. Leasure Elementary
Milford High School
Milton Elementary
Morris Early Childhood Center
New Castle Elementary
North Dover Elementary
North Georgetown Elementary
North Laurel Early Learning Academy
Philis Wheatly Elementary
Pleasantville Elementary
Positive Outcomes Charter
Primeros Pasos
Richey Elementary (sponsored by Harvey Hanna’s Delaware KIDS Fund)
Seaford Middle School
Smyrna Middle School
South Dover Elementary
Southern Elementary
Stubbs Elementary
Sussex Consortium
Terry Children’s Center
The Rosa Health Center
W.T. Chipman
Wesley College
William Penn High School
Woodbridge ECEC Center

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.