Del-One Federal Credit Union and the Food Bank of Delaware have joined together to host a collaborative Hunger Stops Here campaign in our local community. This Friday, November 9 volunteers from Del-One will be outside the Milford Branch from 10 to 2pm, located at 100 Credit Union Way, accepting donations from the community to help the annual holiday food drive. Del-One hopes to help the Food Bank of Delaware collect more than 150,000 pounds of food for the less fortunate this holiday season.
According to the Food Bank of Delaware, the 2012 donations are down by more than 1.4 million pounds from 2011. Through this giving campaign, Del-One hopes to highlight the services of the Food Bank and increase the awareness of those in need this holiday season.
“It seems this time of year the food bank begins to go dry and more people in our area are in need of their services,” commented Amy Resh, Director of Marketing at Del-One. “Through this program we are bringing awareness to our members and our community as a whole.”
The shopping list of urgently needed items includes non-perishable foods such as canned vegetables, canned tuna, canned fruit, canned beans, canned meats, pasta sauce, pasta, peanut butter, cereal, soup, long-grain rice, 100% juice boxes and pouches, fruit cups and microwave entrees. Hygiene products including toothpaste, toilet paper, paper towels, bar soap and shampoo will also be accepted. Del-One also encourages individuals to donate school supplies for the Hunger Stops Here campaign.
“We want to collect as many items as possible and would love to fill our Del-One van to the top,” commented Ms. Resh. “All donations small and large will help us reach our goal to stop hunger in our community.”
Del-One will be accepting Hunger Stops Here donations for the Food Bank of Delaware up to Friday, November 16 at their four location in Smyrna, New Castle, Milford and West Dover. The Milford location is open at 100 Credit Union Way Monday through Thursday 9 to 4:30pm, Friday 9 to 6pm and Saturday 9 to 12pm. For more information on the Hunger Stops Here campaign call 302-422-1420 or visit www.del-one.org/PDF/HungerStopsHere.pdf.
Food collected from the Hunger Stops Here campaign will be distributed to people in need through the food bank’s network of hunger-relief program partners. These hunger-relief agencies include churches, food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, low-income day- care centers, rehabilitation programs, senior centers and more.