All Delawareans, regardless of age, can play an important role in helping to feed hungry Delawareans! Ten-year-old Natalie is a perfect example of how children truly make a difference in our community!
Natalie has been helping to make the season bright for Delawareans in need by hosting her annual neighborhood Thanksgiving food drive. The food drive, now in its fourth year, has provided thousands of pounds of food for Delawareans in need! Last week Natalie and her friend, Elizabeth, stopped by our Newark warehouse to drop off their holiday donation! It weighed in at more than 700 pounds!
In order to collect this much food Natalie distributed a neon color flyer to all of her neighbors telling them she was planning to collect food from them on Sunday, October 30 during the afternoon hours. All they had to do was place bags of nonperishable foods out on their front porch. Natalie and her friends walked throughout the neighborhood pulling wagons filled with food items. In her flyer she tells neighbors, “there are a lot of people who are hungry in Delaware and might not have enough money for food. To think about other kids not having all the food I have makes me unhappy and I want to help.”
We’re so thankful for Natalie’s continued help with her annual Thanksgiving food drive! We hope that Natalie inspires other Delawareans to get involved in our fight against hunger. Our holiday food drive continues throughout the rest of November and December. Our goal is to collect 150,000 pounds of nonperishable goods for the more than one in four Delawareans who depend on food assistance. For more information about the holiday food drive, please click here.