Food Bank of Delaware receives gift for school food pantry

Thanks to a $3,000 donation, the Food Bank of Delaware can keep shelves stocked at the school pantry within West Seaford Elementary School.

The Food Lion Charitable Foundation made the donation. Headquartered in Salisbury, North Carolina, Food Lion runs more than 1,300 supermarkets in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.

 

“We are thankful for Food Lion’s support in making sure that at-risk families with children in the Seaford School District have access to nutritious foods,” said Food Bank of Delaware President and CEO Patricia Beebe. “Thanks to their generosity we will be able to make sure this pantry is stocked with healthy household essentials.”

The pantry located inside the school, provides at-risk families with students enrolled in Seaford School District schools a place to access emergency food and hygiene products. The Food Bank says school officials will discreetly identify 25 to 30 families who are eligible to access the pantry each week based on their household’s needs.

“The Parent and Family Resource Center is extremely grateful to the Food Lion Charitable Foundation for their very generous contribution. We will be able to help so many Seaford School District families,” said Dena King, Parent and Family Resource Center Coordinator.

The Parent and Family Resource Center at West Seaford Elementary School was created to help increase parent involvement in children’s education. It also offers free computer classes for adults, homework help for students, parenting workshops among other things.

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