Food Bank

Food Bank programs look beyond handing over box of groceries

Katie KazimirCulture, Headlines

“Food for today, food for tomorrow” doesn’t just refer to leftovers at the Food Bank of Delaware’s Milford Branch. The motto encapsulates the nonprofit’s mission to provide Delawareans nourishing food as well as long-term solutions to poverty and hunger. “Food for today” meets the immediate needs of people by various efforts to distribute food, including home delivery, mobile food pantries …

Food Bank

Delaware Food Bank opens new Milford facility

Terry RogersCulture, Headlines

The Food Bank of Delaware new 71,000-square-foot Milford Branch was officially opened with a ribbon cutting by the employee who had worked there the longest. Delaware dignitaries looked on as Frank Coverdale cut the ribbon as dignitaries watched during a brisk Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The ceremony capped a nearly three-year project to build a new facility to enhance …

The Brandywine is a new brasserie on Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilmington.

New restaurants, plus Thanksgiving made easy

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

The First State is witnessing a flurry of new openings, from casual takeaway to fine dining. Meanwhile, restaurants have released Thanksgiving menus. We’ll keep you posted as more become available. And they are starting holiday gift card promotions. New and upcoming restaurants The Brandywine will open on Nov. 14 at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington. That’s the same building as Santa …

Food drives and mobile pantries will be held throughout the state all month long.

Pantries, food drives spread the spirit of Thanksgiving

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

The Thanksgiving tradition of a holiday centered around the harvest (yes, the football and the shopping came later) also inspires pantries and food drives to help people who are less fortunate. The Food Bank of Delaware is hosting three drive-thru mobile pantries across Delaware throughout November. Its first mobile pantry is Nov. 6, and the nonprofit expects to serve to …

reinvestment fund

Community reinvestment fund gets half of previous year

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

The 2024 fiscal year community reinvestment fund allocates $45 million to 153 different organizations, a big drop from the $90 million allocated for 2023 fiscal year and the $70 million allocated in 2022. The fund is part of this year’s bond bill and comes from Senate Bill 160, sponsored by Sen. Jack Walsh, D-Stanton, which allocates $1,409,448,938 to address capital …

DART's stuff the bus federal money

$66 million in federal bucks will go to 29 state nonprofits

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Twenty-nine Delaware organizations, mostly community centers involved in work with families, children and healthcare, will get a share of $65.9 million of federal money, politicians announced Monday. The money being split comes from the US Department of the Treasury’s Capital Investment Fund, which has been used to fund broadband and community programs nationwide using money from the American Rescue Plan. …

Stamp Out Hunger letter carrier

State letter carriers to collect food at mailboxes Saturday

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

It’s Instacart in reverse: Delaware’s letter carriers will be picking up food at home mailboxes Saturday and taking it away to donate to neighbors in need via the Food Bank of Delaware. This will be the 31st year that the Stamp Out Hunger Postal Food Drive will take place across the country. It’s a program of the National Association of …

The mobile pantries can serve 4,500 people.

Mobile pantries to feed 4,500 Delawareans in need

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Health

As Delaware’s emergency food benefits ended last month, the Food Bank of Delaware saw a slight uptick in the number of people it served through its mobile pantries. It’s not sure what to expect this month as Delaware also begins to cut Medicaid rolls because under COVID-19 emergency rules new enrollees didn’t have to provide income verifications and now they …

A SITE intern working on baking Valentine's Day treats. (Brandywine FaceBook)

Brandywine program preps special needs students for workforce 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Brandywine School District has been helping students with special needs land trade jobs for nearly two decades. Nazim Bailey, a 20-year-old in his second year with Brandywine’s Skills for Independence, Transition and Employment (SITE) Program, said his experience has made him a leader and mentor to his peers. “This has helped me not only be an intern in the workforce, …

With 15% of Delawareans expected to travel this weekend, here's what to know about Thanksgiving 2022 in Delaware. (Unsplash)

Thanksgiving 2022 in the First State: what to know 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

With almost 15% of First Staters expected to travel this weekend, here’s what to know about Thanksgiving in Delaware this year.  Travel AAA Mid-Atlantic, a regional travel agency, predicts holiday travel will be comparable to pre-pandemic levels, with 149,504 Delawareans traveling.  More than 10,000 Delawareans will fly somewhere this weekend, which is 7% more than Thanksgiving weekend last year as …