The Food Bank of Delaware is looking to fill multiple positions at its growing branch in Milford.
There are currently four positions that include Milford branch director, programs outreach coordinator, volunteer coordinator and outreach coordinator for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The Food Bank’s Kim Kostes says, “The Food Bank of Delaware is expanding its staff at the Milford Branch because of the increasing number of Delawareans, living in Sussex and Kent counties in need of emergency food assistance.”
The organization has already embarked on a $2.7 million capital campaign to expand the 8,000 square foot facility. However, the expansion project is still in need of donors. “We have to raise a little bit over a million dollars and so far there have been a lot of generous people helping out,” said Kostes.
The expansion will include an industrial kitchen to house the Food Bank of Delaware Culinary School, which will allow unemployed adults to take advantage of hands-on training in the culinary arts and a paid internship. To help out those in need, the kitchen will also be used to prepare meals for at-risk children in after-school programs.
About 10 million pounds of food and grocery products are distributed to a network of 475 hunger-relief programs through the Food Bank of Delaware. As a result, 241,600 Delawareans, at risk of going without meals, are fed each year.