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Food Bank of Delaware Filling 2,500 Thanksgiving Meals

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

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

The FBD asks for the communitys 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 Farms Thanksgiving for Thousands distribution;

Food for the Thanksgiving boxes must be received by Friday, November 13. Food received after that time will be distributed to the Food Banks 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

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: Cant 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,