Food Bank of Delaware Filling 2,500 Thanksgiving Meals

The Food Bank of Delaware Needs Support Filling 2,500 Thanksgiving Meal Boxes

FoodBank_103113Help make the holiday season bright for families in need this year. To help fill the boxes, the Food Bank of Delaware, the hunger-relief organization,  is asking for the public’s assistance in making sure that no Delawarean goes without a holiday meal this season.

The FBD asks for the community’s assistance in collecting food items and monetary donations in order to create the 2,500 Thanksgiving meal boxes for families in need.

Through the Thanksgiving For All holiday box distribution, eligible 501(c)3 organizations in New Castle and Kent counties will have an opportunity to pick up 25 free meal boxes from the Food Bank of Delaware for families in need. Organizations located in Sussex County, should contact Mountaire Farm’s Thanksgiving for Thousands distribution; http://www.mountaire.com/thanksgiving/.

Food for the Thanksgiving boxes must be received by Friday, November 13. Food received after that time will be distributed to the Food Bank’s network of Hunger-Relief Program Partners.

Businesses, schools, faith-based organizations and other community groups have organized food drives throughout the holiday season. In addition to hosting food drives, donations are also a helpful way to collect much-needed funds to purchase food. To donate, please visit the Food Bank of Delaware’s Thanksgiving Offerings page at  https://www.elleevance.com/beventLive.aspx?EventID=NBI34513160

For this year’s holiday food drives, the Food Bank of Delaware needs…

Canned vegetables
Evaporated milk/shelf-stable milk
Canned pumpkin
Canned fruit
Juice
Corn muffin mix
Mashed potatoes
Gravy
Frozen turkeys (must be dropped off to our Newark or Milford facilities)

Collect more than 20 boxes/bags of donated food…the Food Bank of Delaware will make arrangements to pick up.

In an effort to save money on transportation costs, the food bank asks that donations of fewer than 20 bags/boxes be dropped off at our facilities or statewide drop-off locations:

Food Bank of Delaware – Newark
14 Garfield Way
Newark, DE  19713
(302) 292-1305
Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Food Bank of Delaware – Milford
1040 Mattlind Way
Milford, DE 19963
(302) 424-3301
Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Food Drive Drop-Off Locations:

Donors: Can’t get to the Food Bank of Delaware to drop off your donation? No worries, Click Here for a list of Drop-off locations.

Households in need of holiday food assistance should call the Delaware Helpline by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-800-464-4357. *Please note the Food Bank of Delaware is closed on Thanksgiving Day. For more information, http://www.fbd.org/