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Food Bank CANgineering sparks community creativity

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

A green and pink daisy created by Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority in its traditional colors was named Best in Show among the 25 entries in the 2022 Food Bank of Delaware‘s CANgineering competition. The contest is a food drive disguised as a structure building competition that gives entrants multiple ways to win while this year bringing in 17,000 pounds of …

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Why you should put food beside your mailbox May 14

Jarek Rutz Culture, Headlines

The 2019 Stamp Out Hunger drive. Photo courtesy of Food Bank of Delaware. Delawareans can help those in need on Saturday, May 14 simply by leaving food at their mailbox post as part of the “Stamp Out Hunger” community food drive organized by The Food Bank of Delaware and Delaware’s National Association of Letter Carriers. Donors just have to place …

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Spring ‘Stuff the Bus’ collects 4.3 tons of food

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

DART’s spring ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign raises money for the Food Bank of Delaware.   The Delaware Transit Corp. announced Thursday that its spring “Stuff The Bus” Food Drive collected 8,514 pounds, or 4.3 tons, of food. The four-day event was held in early April at the Safeway stores in Rehoboth and Dover, and the ShopRite stores at First State …

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Newark community groups offer help to homeless, pets

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

The event will be held on April 2 at the Red Roof Inn on College Ave. in Newark. Faithful Friends Animal Society, The Journey and the Food Bank of Delaware will join forces on April 2 to offer supplies, resources and support to Delawareans facing housing insecurity – and their pets.  The three groups will host “Easter Hope 2022” from …

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‘Stuff the Bus’ spring food drive starts April 4

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

      DART’s holiday “Stuff the Bus” food drives have been so successful that the transportation agency will have its third spring version starting April 4. All food donated at drop-offs in front of the two Safeway and ShopRite stores will be donated to the Food Bank of Delaware for distribution to those in need. The drive comes as …

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Food Bank’s Cooking for a Cause showcases Snuff Mill

Pam George Culture, Headlines

The Food Bank’s Cooking for a Cause is take steps to make sure last year’s online gliltches won’t happen again.   It can be easier to guess Wordle on the first try than to score a table at the new Snuff Mill Restaurant, Butchery & Wine Bar in Brandywine Hundred. The intimate eatery opens reservations to the public a month in …

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Food Bank of Delaware to host drive-thru food pantry in each county

Charles Megginson Headlines, Health

Photo courtesy of Food Bank of Delaware. The Food Bank of Delaware will host drive-thru mobile pantries in each Delaware county beginning next week. The first event is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 14 starting at 10 a.m. at Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown. The food bank reminds participants to ensure their trunks or back seats are cleared out so that …

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Food Bank of Delaware to host drive-thru food pantry in each county

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

Volunteers load food into cars during a mobile pantry event at Dover International Speedway. (Food Bank of Delaware) The Food Bank of Delaware will host drive-thru mobile pantries in each Delaware county beginning next week. The first event is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 19 at Dover International Speedway. A food pantry originally scheduled for Monday, Jan. 17 at Crossroads Community …

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After food ran out in Sussex, Food Bank set another drive-thru Monday

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

    The Food Bank will return to Crossroad Church Monday in Georgetown. Photo from November event by Kim Turner.   The spirit of the season and a commitment to service are bringing the Food Bank of Delaware back to its Sussex distribution site a week after its last monthly distribution there. When the Dec. 13 drive-thru pantry in Georgetown …

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It’s valid: Fact checking that social media food bank post

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Versions of this social media post admonishing food bank donors to do better has been floating around Facebook for a couple of weeks. A post that’s been appearing regularly on social media admonishing people to change the way they donate to food banks has valid points, but may apply mostly to small food pantries rather than large food banks. The …