Food Bank of Delaware

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The Food Bank of Delaware is expanding to meet the growing need in the First State.

It is moving to an 80-thousand square foot location in the Pencader Corporate Center off Delaware Route 896.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that it is twice the size of the current operation in Ogletown.

The paper reports that it adds 8 more loading docks bringing the total to eleven.

This will allow the operation to handle 30 trucks on a daily basis.

In addition, there will be a nine and a-half acre retention pond that will be used for educational purposes.

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The University of Delaware is offering people who've gotten parking tickets on campus to get out of paying their fines while helping those in need.

Beginning Monday, the university will allow parking citations to be paid for with non-perishable food items. Each food item will count as $5 toward the cost of a parking ticket less than 30 days old.

The food drive will run through the end of the semester on Dec. 12.

All donated items will be delivered to the Food Bank of Delaware the week of Dec. 15.

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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.

The expansion of the Food Bank of Delaware in Milford could be done and ready for operation by the fall.

Favorable weather has put construction ahead of schedule with a finishing date sometime in June.

Kim Turner, a spokesperson for the organization told the Salisbury Daily Times, that work on the roof was proceeding quickly.

When finished there will be a new industrial-sized kitchen for preparing hot meals for after-school programs as well as another location for the Food Bank’s culinary school program.

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MILFORD, Del. (AP) - The Food Bank of Delaware is planning to break ground next week on a $2.6 million expansion project at its Milford branch.

The expanded branch will help the organization meet a growing need in Kent and Sussex counties.

The Food Bank of Delaware is expanding its operations in the southern part of the state.

The organization already helps to feed more than one of every four Delawareans.

And the non-profit will start a $2.8 million expansion at its Milford branch to serve the state’s fastest growing needy population.

Chief Executive Officer Patricia Beebe said that residents of Kent and Sussex counties are depending on the Food Bank to increase its effort to provide hunger-relief and job training in the southern part of the state.