Summer hockey camp scores big for hungry Delawareans

October 21, 2020

Thank you to Sussex Academy freshman Callie Short for her recent $500 donation to the Food Bank of Delaware. This 14-year-old resident and her 12-year-old brother, Brenner, raised the funds by hosting two summer field hockey camps in the backyard of their Lewes home. Campers brought their own equipment; Callie provided the training and the fun.

Callie possesses impeccable credentials. She has been playing competitive field hockey most of her life – she started with a travel league at age 5 – and last year captained her undefeated middle school squad.

Her mother, Stacy, explained that Callie – also an National Honor Society student –  recruited the campers by distributing flyers around their Hawk’s Eye neighborhood. “We have to thank our neighbors for their support,” said Mrs. Short.

Callie selected the Food Bank of Delaware as the recipient of her efforts because of her awareness that people needed help due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Shorts recently started volunteering in person at the Food Bank’s Milford site.

Volunteers, the heart and soul of our organization, are needed more than ever, especially at mass food distribution sites held in all three counties.  During the COVID-19 pandemic – March 16 to Sept. 25 – volunteers donated 28,329 hours at the Food Bank’s Newark and Milford sites. They assist the organization by sorting and packing food donations, preparing and packing meals for children, creating meal boxes for families and seniors and more.

Last year, we had 15,947 volunteer visits 41,359 donated hours equivalent of almost 20 full-time staff.  Visit for all volunteer opportunities.

Visit to volunteer at the Food Bank of Delaware or at mass food box distribution.

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