Hunger Relief Day at Fair, July 22

Food Lion, the Delaware State Fair and the Food Bank of Delaware announced today that the eighth annual “Food Lion Feeds Hunger Relief Day” will take place on Monday, July 22 at the Delaware State Fair. Fair attendees who bring five Food Lion brand canned or boxed goods will in exchange receive free gate admittance […]

Plant a Row for the Hungry

For most Delawareans, one of the joys of summer is freshly harvested fruits and vegetables – strawberries, tomatoes, green beans, watermelon and more. But for residents living with food insecurity, seasonal produce may not be available or affordable. Here’s how you can help: Plant a Row for the Hungry. Residents who are planting a garden, […]

Mediterranean Restaurant to Open Downtown

by Terry Rogers Poncho and Lisa Johnson say that they never considered opening a restaurant in Milford. However, when Abbott’s Grill announced they would be closing, their phone started ringing off the hook. “All we heard was “why not take over that location?” So, we went and looked at it,” Ms. Johnson said. “The building […]

Culinary School students begin new chapter

Eleven members of The Culinary School at the Food Bank of Delaware celebrated their achievements today during a graduation ceremony for the 24th class at the Food Bank’s Milford facility. The new graduates are: Keya Butcher, Isela Cordero, Dale Costen, Miles Footerman, Dashunda Harmon, Rovina Hill, Kameron Mason, Taylor Mereider, Gordon Pruitt, Vanessa Singletary, and […]

Milford Chef to Appear on Beat Bobby Flay

by Terry Rogers   Bill Clifton, executive chef and co-owner of the Counting House restaurant in Georgetown, says that cooking in front of a camera was not difficult at all when he filmed an episode of “Beat Bobby Flay” about a year ago. What was difficult was the 12 hours it took to film the […]

Mama Maria’s Plans Traditional Christmas Eve Dinner

by Terry Rogers    Growing up in Italy, the Laragione family spent many Christmas Eve’s enjoying a traditional Italian meal. Unlike American traditions of ham and turkey on Christmas Eve, in Southern Italy where the Laragione’s are from, Christmas Eve meal consists of seafood with no meat served during the celebration. This year, Franco Laragione […]

DART Collects 10.2 Tons of Food

Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) has announced that DART’s 21st annual “Stuff The Bus” Thanksgiving Food Drive collected 10.2 tons (20,463 pounds) of food. The week-long food drive took place from November 5 to November 10 at the Acme in Rehoboth, Walmart in Milford, Rodney Square in Wilmington, Middletown Acme and the Acme in Newark; and […]

Warm up to healthy winter eating

Once cold temperatures hit, it’s easy to put healthy eating aside in favor of comfort foods that tend to be heavier and richer. There are ways to combat bad winter food habits, including finding produce that’s in season and eating frozen vegetables. “Fruits and vegetables contain a lot of vitamins and minerals that you need […]

Meals on Wheels a Lifeline for Clients

Imagine being homebound, disabled or not being able to cook for yourself. So many people find themselves in similar situations and that’s where Meals on Wheels comes into play. Milford Meals on Wheels packs and delivers 550 meals each week (including extra for weekends) to residents of southeastern Kent County. Suzanne Headly, the Milford Site […]

Food Bank Receives $75,000 Grant

The Food Bank of Delaware today announced a $75,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to help fight hunger in Delaware through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) education and outreach. SNAP is the largest federal program dedicated to providing aid to millions of low-income individuals and families in food insecure communities. Yet, 17 percent of Americans […]

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