Last May we began our partnership with the State of Delaware to have fully-operating food closets in all of the State Service Centers. All of the food closets are funded and operated by the Food Bank. The partnership allows us to serve those who are visiting the state service center for other human service needs. Most likely their resources are so limited that they also have difficulties purchasing food…this is where our great team of dedicated volunteers steps in!
The success of our food closet at Carroll’s Plaza in Dover is dependent on our volunteers. Every day a dedicated Food Bank of Delaware volunteer assists state of Delaware case workers in delivering boxes of nutritious food items along with personal care packages to those who are in need of emergency food assistance. In addition, they stock items, fill out intake forms for prospective clients and assist those who are disabled with loading their packages.
One of our regular volunteers, Holly Dixon, notices the need in our community, “there seems to be a lot of people in this particular area who need the emergency assistance,” she said. “There is no better feeling in the world – you can see the genuine gratitude in their eyes!”
For Lee Patterson volunteering is time spent wisely – “I love being able to volunteer at Carroll’s Plaza, it gives me a sense of giving back and keeps me out of the casino!”
If you’re interesting in volunteering, please visit www.fbd.volunteerhub.com for a list of all of our available volunteer opportunities!