Thank you for your support of the Food Bank of Delaware! Each year, along with our 575 Hunger Relief Program Partners, we receive over 916,000 visits from Delawareans seeking emergency food assistance. Your gift in the amount of $472.66, received 8/25/2016 (check# 65950) to the Food Bank's 2017 Annual Campaign will support our mission to provide nutritious foods to Delawareans and provide long-term solutions to the problems of hunger and poverty through community education and advocacy. (Retain this letter as a tax receipt.)
Your generous donation helps the Food Bank provide vital food and services to those who need it the most. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 160,080 backpack kits for schoolchildren so they could have meals to eat when they were not in school. Our after school meal program for children served over 243,000 meals. We distributed over 5.6 million pounds of food with the help of our Program Partners. We started a new Produce Prescription Program to provide fruits and vegetables to children in need. Your donations make such a difference to families and individuals who are struggling to put food on the table.
The Food Bank has been hard at work this summer meeting the needs of the community. Our Summer Food Service Program is well under way, serving breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks daily to children who might otherwise go hungry without access to school meals. We are also very excited about our upcoming relocation to a larger, more efficient facility in Newark which should help us reach more people in need and touch more lives.
Don't forget to mark your calendars, our Halloween Blue Jean Ball will be held on October 22nd this year!
Thank you for being a champion for those at risk of going hungry. Together we can solve hunger in the state of Delaware.