Barclays responded to news that food donations to the Food Bank of Delaware were down three million pounds by sponsoring a mobile food pantry in Wilmington on Friday.
A team of Barclays volunteers distributed a seven-day supply of nonperishable goods, fresh tomatoes, bread, a whole chicken and more to close to 300 families who lined up on the 700 block of North Monroe Street in Wilmington. The distributed boxes were packed earlier in the week by a group of Barclays volunteers who spent the day volunteering in the food bank’s Newark warehouse.
“We have volunteered with the food bank for years but taking part in the mobile pantry was a particularly meaningful experience,” said Sarah Tanner, a member of Barclays Community Relations team. “To see firsthand how great the need is in the local community was humbling. We are proud to partner with the Food Bank of Delaware and help them in their mission to help those on need.”
“We’re incredibly grateful for the support of Barclays,” said our President and CEO, Patricia Beebe. “To assist us in distributing food, despite Friday’s scorching heat, shows Barclays true commitment to alleviating hunger in the First State. It’s because of these type of partnerships we’re able to provide much-needed food to nearly one in four Delawareans.”
Sponsorships of additional Food Bank of Delaware mobile pantries are available. To learn more about the opportunity, organizations and individuals may contact Larry Haas, Development Director, at (302) 294-0185. To learn more about volunteering at the Food Bank of Delaware, please visit www.fbd.org.
Check out some pictures from Friday’s distribution!