Big Summer Demand Expected at Food Bank of Delaware

Jun 16, 2014

Credit Food Bank of Delaware

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - The Food Bank of Delaware is preparing for some of its highest demand as school lets out for the summer.

The number of meals reportedly quadruples, for the Food Bank, throughout the First State during the summer.

The charity has a summer food service program to help fill the loss of meals that children receive at school. It serves day care centers, churches, camps and other sites where children need food.

To qualify, at least half the children at a site must qualify for free or reduced price school lunches.

In Sussex County, the program serves about 1,500 children. Officials say the area's size and low density means children are spread out for miles when school is out, and they have to find meals elsewhere.