City discusses waivers for new Food Bank building

Terry Rogers Government, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Milford City Council recently approved waiver requests from the Food Bank of Delaware related to the new building they are constructing in the Milford business park off of Airport Road. One waiver, totaling $106,000, did not require council approval, but two others totaling $249,000 required approval not only from council but from Carlisle Fire Company as well. “The first waivers …

With 15% of Delawareans expected to travel this weekend, here's what to know about Thanksgiving 2022 in Delaware. (Unsplash)

Thanksgiving 2022 in the First State: what to know 

Jarek Rutz Culture, Headlines

With almost 15% of First Staters expected to travel this weekend, here’s what to know about Thanksgiving in Delaware this year.  Travel AAA Mid-Atlantic, a regional travel agency, predicts holiday travel will be comparable to pre-pandemic levels, with 149,504 Delawareans traveling.  More than 10,000 Delawareans will fly somewhere this weekend, which is 7% more than Thanksgiving weekend last year as …

Groundbreaking held for new Food Bank location

Terry Rogers Culture, Delaware Nonprofits, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Legislators, dignitaries and donors were on hand Thursday, September 29 in order to break ground on the new Food Bank of Delaware location in Milford. The new building will be constructed in the Milford Industrial Park across Airport Road from the current location and will include additional instruction space, larger volunteer areas as well as a community garden. “Our campaign …

Milford LIVE Weekly Review – June 7, 2022

Sonja Frey Milford-live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Class of 2022 embarks on next chapter Culture June Jam prepares for 44th year Food Bank and DoorDash partner to address food insecurity Auditions Announced for SSP’s Fall Main Stage Show Business New DMI director leading the charge for historic preservation Former teacher to start new career as brewery events coordinator Milford Microtel celebrates …

Food Bank and DoorDash partner to address food insecurity

Terry Rogers Charity, Culture, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

Recently, Food Bank of Delaware and DoorDash announced an expanded partnership to deliver free meal boxes to food-insecure residents of Kent and Sussex Counties. A local Dasher made the ceremonial first delivery to a downstate resident this morning on May 26. “This partnership allows people to order boxes of shelf-stable pantry staples and produce using DoorDash,” Kim Turner, Communications Director …

City Council OKs 11-acre Food Bank of Delaware campus

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Milford City Council on Monday evening approved the Food Bank of Delaware’s application to build a new campus on an 11-acre parcel in Independence Commons Business Park on Airport Road.  The facility will include Food Bank of Delaware offices, greenhouses, growing space, a grocery store-like operation and an orchard. The garden and greenhouses will be used to grow produce for …

Food Bank Cooking for a Cause

Food Bank’s Cooking for a Cause showcases Snuff Mill

Pam George Culture, Headlines

The Food Bank’s Cooking for a Cause is take steps to make sure last year’s online gliltches won’t happen again.   It can be easier to guess Wordle on the first try than to score a table at the new Snuff Mill Restaurant, Butchery & Wine Bar in Brandywine Hundred. The intimate eatery opens reservations to the public a month in …

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Food Bank of Delaware to host drive-thru food pantry in each county

Charles Megginson Headlines, Health

Photo courtesy of Food Bank of Delaware. The Food Bank of Delaware will host drive-thru mobile pantries in each Delaware county beginning next week. The first event is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 14 starting at 10 a.m. at Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown. The food bank reminds participants to ensure their trunks or back seats are cleared out so that …

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Food Bank of Delaware to host drive-thru food pantry in each county

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

Volunteers load food into cars during a mobile pantry event at Dover International Speedway. (Food Bank of Delaware) The Food Bank of Delaware will host drive-thru mobile pantries in each Delaware county beginning next week. The first event is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 19 at Dover International Speedway. A food pantry originally scheduled for Monday, Jan. 17 at Crossroads Community …

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It’s valid: Fact checking that social media food bank post

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Versions of this social media post admonishing food bank donors to do better has been floating around Facebook for a couple of weeks. A post that’s been appearing regularly on social media admonishing people to change the way they donate to food banks has valid points, but may apply mostly to small food pantries rather than large food banks. The …