Sign up for expanded volunteer hours at the Milford Branch

November 2, 2015

The Food Bank of Delaware relies heavily on the generosity and helping hands of the community, and that’s every single day. Every day. Not just for holidays or when the weather’s bad.

We’ve added evening and weekend hours at the Milford Branch to encourage more people, including youth groups, to lend a hand.

We’re here from 9 a.m. until noon every other Saturday, and from 6-8 p.m. each Monday and Tuesday nights.

Most volunteer positions require no special skills, and Lyndsay Humphreys, Milford’s volunteer coordinator, provides instructions and offers directions for simple, but necessary tasks. Children, 7 years and older and accompanied by an adult, are encouraged to volunteer, too.

So, by packing and sorting, discarding, organizing and stocking, volunteers help assure that vulnerable people, children and the elderly, receive safe and nutritious food.

Did you know, for example, one in five children in Delaware lives in poverty? The Food Bank of Delaware serves these children through an extensive network of 620 hunger-relief partners, including special after-school meal and weekend backpack programs.

“Volunteers are the backbone of the Food Bank of Delaware, and we really encourage our friends, neighbors, and those who are capable, to lend a hand. It’s a great experience, and an opportunity to make a difference,” said Chad Robinson, Milford Branch Director.

To sign up, visit our newly designed website at www.fbd.org and click on the green button for more information and to register for a shift. Easy, rewarding, and much appreciated!

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