Delaware Food Bank finds ways for family summer fun

The Food Bank of Delaware is making sure Delaware children don’t go hungry this summer. 

Friday, it kicked off a new program with its Summer Fun Fair events.  It’s all from a $20,000 grant from ConAgra Foods Foundation.  The Food Bank of Delaware is able to offer free meals to children during the summer months.  To help get the word about the new Summer Mobile Meals, the Food Bank hosted an event at Dickey Park in Newark.

Students from The Culinary School treated families at today’s event to free prepared meals.  Delaware’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Educators were also on hand to give demonstrations of healthy food preparations.  Former Philadelphia Eagle and New York Giant kicker Sean Landeta met with fans and autographed their footballs. 

Organizers say Delaware children can look forward to healthy lunches all summer long. 

The kickoff event was in Newark at Dickey Park. “This is one of our sites here at Dickey Park in Newark.  We’ll have a van that will deliver meals Monday through Friday here at noon and kids in the area can come and get a free meal at lunch time,” said Kim Turner, Communications Director of The Food Bank of Delaware.

The Summer Mobile Meal program will be making stops at several parks this summer including Centennial Park in Bear and Wilton Park in New Castle.  The vans will start rolling out on Monday, June 15th and continue until August 22nd.   

In addition to the Mobile Meal locations, there will be Grab and Go sites where children can pick up meals and take them home.  The Food Bank of Delaware will provide 95 sites with meals this summer.  For more information on the Summer Mobile Meal sites and other programs log onto Food Bank of Delaware at www.fbd.org.

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