Food Bank gets help from Kent County

The Food Bank of Delaware received a much needed surprise in the form of some green to fund a project that’s expected to better serve the community in Milford.

Kent County Levy Court made a $50,000 donation to the Food Bank of Delaware. Officials are already committed to using the money to expand the organization’s Milford Branch.  One million dollars is needed to break ground on the project.

“I personally cannot think of a better use of county funds than this project that will be so beneficial to so many Delawareans. To me this is an outstanding program with very positive results,” said P. Brooks Banta, Kent County Levy Court Commissioner.

The expansion will allow the Food Bank to feed more families. In fact, the number of meals delivered to children’s nutrition programs should increase by 25 percent. Also, thanks to a larger room to pack meals, the number of volunteers is expected to grow as well.

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“They truly recognize and understand the critical needs of residents of not only Kent County, but the state of Delaware. It takes all sectors – government, nonprofit, business, faith-based, education and others – working together to come up with solutions to make our state better,” said Food Bank of Delaware President and CEO Patricia Beebe.

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