Mrs. Robino’s keeping stomachs full Downstate

WILMINGTON — Years ago when Wilmington restaurant Mrs. Robino’s was asked if there was any way it could deliver food downstate, Robin Robino said sure, why not? Once a week, Mrs. Robino would drive down Del. 1, meeting customers at predetermined pickup points. She called it the Beach Express Route. With restaurants currently closed to […]

Letter to the Editor: Food supply solution

There are reports of farmers plowing under vegetables because they can’t get help to get them out of the fields. Why not put some of the unemployed to work? Could it be that some of them will sit at home and collect rather than go back to work? Some of these folks are making more […]

Food Bank distributes meals to families in Sussex

GEORGETOWN — Wet weather Friday did not dampen spirits of staff or volunteers at the Food Bank of Delaware’s second emergency mobile food pantry held in Sussex County during the COVID-19 crisis. “Fortunately, I have been blessed. I am still working, and I have food and everything,” said Millsboro resident Wade Jones, a state employee […]

Food truck donates food to ChristianaCare employees

CHRISTIANA — Leigh Ann Tona has spent years serving up sandwiches all over Delaware, whether it’s at the Firefly Music Festival, NASCAR races, state parks, local schools, breweries or office buildings. This week, her food truck I Don’t Give a Fork is feeding those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ms. Tona is […]

Salvation Army helps feed needy in Sussex County

SEAFORD – The Salvation Army’s humanitarian crusade to help feed the need in crisis continued Tuesday morning with a mass feeding program administered at its Sussex Chapel base in Seaford. Five hundred huge family food boxes filled with an assortment of canned goods, rice, meats and other edibles were distributed via drive-thru fashion. “The Salvation […]

CHEER bulking up for essential shopping program for seniors

GEORGETOWN — CHEER Inc. is beefing up its stock to keep homebound seniors in their homes and their cupboards stocked with food and essential supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic. CHEER is converting the banquet hall at the Warren and Charles Allen Community Center in Georgetown into a temporary mini-warehouse, stocked with canned goods and other […]

Commentary: Food Bank and helpers provide vital emergency service

By Gwen Guerke Less than a month ago, food insecurity – for many people – was a situation that other people had to deal with. Society, for the most part, was “normal” and fairly comfortable: most people went to work, paid their bills, provided for their families, and confident there would be snacks and three […]

More Delaware agriculture employees could be in demand soon

DOVER — When the prime harvest season arrives, growers need an infusion of workers to come with it. “There aren’t any issues at this point, but in a couple months there will be a significant need for workers,” Delaware Department of Agriculture Secretary Michael Scuse said. Mr. Scuse said the United States Department of Agriculture […]

Delaware farm markets adapting to changing landscape

WYOMING — A regular visitor at Fifer Orchards for around three decades, Ann Anderson will miss the hugs and friendly conversations. Instead, she plans to receive her asparagus, avocados, peach ice cream and more during a quick stop and go. “It’s going to be very strange and I’m going to miss it,” Mrs. Anderson said […]

Salvation Army opens Virtual Food Pantry to provide donations

DOVER — The Salvation Army of Delaware and Eastern Pennsylvaia has launched a Virtual Food Pantry that leads to real food assistance to help feed those who are in need during the Covid-19 pandemic. Without leaving home, individuals are invited to jump online, shop for others and help make a difference in the lives of […]