Small Group In Rehoboth Beach Keeping Neighbors Fed During Shutdown

The Cape Henlopen Food Basket, a small all-volunteer food bank, has kept its doors open during the COVID-19 shutdown.

Their mission is to serve Delaware’s Cape Henlopen School District individuals and families that are in need of food.

The group’s volunteers order and pick up the food, stock the shelves, meet and serve the public all while social distancing.

If you are in need you can find the facility at 37510 Oyster House Road in Rehoboth Beach.

Grocery Pick-Up and Donation Hours

Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information visit their website at

In 2019, CHFB volunteers processed 2,107 requests for food from individuals and families in the Cape Henlopen School District. In 2018, they processed 2,160 requests. There is need in this region, and they are meeting our mission “to provide emergency food service to the needy people within the boundaries of the Cape Henlopen School District.”

If you would like to volunteer you can call the Food Basket at 302-227-3528.


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