Organizers of Food Lion Hunger Relief Day at the Delaware State Fair did not meet their goal of collecting 5,000 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Delaware, instead, they surpassed it by 10,000 pounds.
Fairgoers were asked to bring four Food Lion-brand canned goods in exchange for free admission to the state fair Monday. The 15,187 pounds of food will now go towards the nonprofit’s hunger relief efforts, helping put food on the tables of struggling families in Kent and Sussex counties.
“The outpouring of support from our local community was truly inspiring,” said Food Bank of Delaware President and CEO Patricia Beebe. “By 4:00 p.m. on Monday we had already surpassed our goal of 5,000 pounds.”
The Food Bank of Delaware currently serves more than one in four Delaware residents.
The Delaware State Fair runs through Saturday, July 28.