Food Bank, volunteers give out 147,000 pounds of food

DOVER — In its second large-scale mobile pantry Friday, the Food Bank of Delaware, along with about 50 volunteers from Calvary Church and Chesapeake Utilities, distributed 147,000 pounds of food.

The event, at Calvary Church in Dover, was organized for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) recipients to help them meet increased demands for food assistance due to the recent government shutdown,

Kim Turner, of the Food Bank of Delaware, said 550 families benefited.

Cars filled the parking lot at Calvary, waiting to drive through the parking lot so volunteers could fill their vehicles with food.

The Food Bank of Delaware distributes millions of pounds of products each year to its network of 536 hunger-relief program partners throughout the state.

It also provides thousands of meals a month for children through the After-School Nutrition Program, the Summer Grab and Go Program and the Backpack Program.

The Food Bank, as part of its mission, also provides community outreach through SNAP and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC).

For more information about the Food Bank of Delaware, visit or call (302) 292-1305.

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