Hungry to Help Hosted by City, Volunteer Delaware

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Released By City of Milford

Mayor Bryan Shupe and Milford City Council are excited to announce its partnership with Volunteer Delaware and Volunteer Delaware 50+ to initiate a new event, Hungry to Help. The inaugural event invites local non-profit organizations and the public to share food and fellowship on March 12, 2016 at the Milford High School, with the goal of increasing volunteerism in the Greater Milford Area.

As Milford’s Mayor and Council looked to the needs of the city, they realized one key to its health relies on the promotion and engagement of volunteerism. Within this dialogue, Volunteer Delaware and Volunteer Delaware 50+, saw an opportunity to help create a catalyst for more local involvement.

“As the city of Milford continues to grow, our residents have been engaged with our future, allowing us to conserve our quality of life. What makes this community so unique is its people and their ability to give their time for numerous causes for local families, organizations and programs,” stated Milford Mayor Bryan Shupe. “We want to share our non-profit organizations with residents and visitors so that they can learn more about how they can get involved with their local community. This event will engage people with non-profits in an effort to continue Milford’s commitment to volunteerism.”

Every day Volunteer Delaware sees a great number of requests for volunteer assistance from a variety of non-profit organizations throughout Sussex and Kent Counties. Schools, museums, shelters, hospitals, state agencies, reading programs and food pantries all need help. Requests for assistance with special one-time events or on-going opportunities are both needed. Every day, every hour, there is a place and time to volunteer.

 

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Volunteer Delaware wants to publicize local organizations at the inaugural Hungry to Help Volunteer Fair on March 12, 2016 from 10am to 1pm at the Milford High School. At this event, Milford will combine its need to connect the community and local non-profits with a fun way to enjoy food and fellowship. Each participating non-profit will have space available for members to display their vision, mission and volunteer needs for the organization. Food trucks will offer a variety of food from different cultures as prospective volunteers will have the chance to talk with members of local organizations about volunteer opportunities.

“Volunteers make a strong impact upon agencies that struggle with limited budgets.” said Ann Gorrin,Volunteer Services Administrator at Volunteer Delaware 50+. “We would like for you to take a moment to assess your volunteer needs. Think about how volunteer help would enhance some of your one-time events or fulfill your ongoing needs.”

If currently partnered with Volunteer Delaware 50+ or Volunteer Delaware by listing on the website www.volunteerdelaware.org, the organization asks non-profits to check their listings to see if the information is up to date and if they are currently listed in Milford. If they are not partnered with Volunteer Delaware 50+ or Volunteer Delaware currently, organizations can simply visit the website and explore the opportunities of becoming a member or contact Ann Gorrin at 302-515-3020.

Sign-up sheets for local non-profits and food trucks to reserve a spot at the inaugural Hungry to Help Volunteer Fair in Milford, DE can be received by contacting Ann Gorrin at ann.gorrin@state.de.us or 302-515-3020 . Forms can also be picked up at Milford City Hall at 201 S Walnut Street in Milford, DE and should be mailed to Volunteer Delaware 50+ , 546 S. Bedford St. Georgetown, DE 19947. Non-profits and food trucks are both asked to please RSVP by February 28, 2016. For updates about the event, families are encouraged to check out the event Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1704350443110151/.