City of Newark collecting holiday food donations
To tap into the season of giving, the City of Newark will be accepting donations for the Food Bank of Delaware through December.
“Year after year, our residents showcase their generous spirit by supporting this drive and dropping off much-needed donations,” Acting City Manager Tom Coleman in a prepared statement. “We’re hopeful they’ll join us once again in this effort.”
As part of the food bank’s “Thanksgiving for All” campaign, donations through Nov. 21 will enable more Delaware families to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.
Donations can include canned sweet potatoes, canned peas, canned corn, evaporated milk, applesauce, coffee/tea bags, corn muffin mix, mashed potatoes, graham cracker crusts, pie filling, and turkey pans. Frozen turkeys are being accepted, but must be dropped off at the Newark or Milford food bank warehouses.
A second donation barrel, open through Dec. 21, will collect food and goods for families to use through the holiday season.
Donations can include canned fruits, hot and cold cereal, canned meat, peanut butter, grains, canned and dried beans, canned vegetables, 100 percent fruit/vegetable juice and healthy snacks.
“The City of Newark is a consistent, enthusiastic supporter of the Food Bank of Delaware and we’re grateful city leadership is once again encouraging residents to remember those who are less fortunate and make donations that will directly impact local families,” said Food Bank of Delaware president and CEO Patricia Beebe in a prepared statement.
The city of Newark is collecting food donations for Thanksgiving.