In response to high food costs due to inflation and the end of pandemic-era emergency SNAP benefits, the Food Bank of Delaware will hold three mass drive-thru food distributions, one in each county the last week of March.
The first one is scheduled for Monday, March 27 starting at 10:00 a.m. at Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown. The Food Bank of Delaware requests that participants make sure their trunks or back seats are cleared out so volunteers can load food.
To help speed up the check-in process, pre-registration is requested. On-site registration will also be available. Service will be first-come, first-served. Assistance is limited to one per household. Attendees must be present to receive assistance. The Food Bank of Delaware is prepared to serve up to 1,000 households at each pantry. Recipients must bring proof that they live in Delaware (state-issued ID, utility bill, Delaware SNAP benefits card, etc. can all be used to show proof of residency).
When: Monday, March 27 starting at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Crossroad Community Church, 20684 State Forest Road, Georgetown
Register in advance: https://mar27sussex.eventbrite.com
When: Wednesday, March 29 starting at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Dover Motor Speedway,1131 North Dupont Highway, Dover (enter through Leipsic Road entrance and follow signs)
Register in advance: https://mar29kent.eventbrite.com
New Castle County
When: Friday, March 31 starting at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Delaware Tech, 400 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark
Register in advance: https://mar31ncc.eventbrite.com
Thanks to funding and a partnership with the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, the Food Bank of Delaware will continue mass food distributions through June of 2023. Additional dates will be announced.