By Patricia Beebe, President and CEO
I was honored to be able to join Major General Francis Vavala, Governor Jack Markell and First Lady Carla Markell on Sunday to announce an expansion of the Delaware National Guard’s War on Hunger initative.
Beginning today and running through Tuesday, April 24 the Delaware Army National Guard readiness centers in all three counties and the Delaware Air National Guard airbase in New Castle will gladly accept donations to support the Delaware National Guard’s War on Hunger campaign. Donations will be accepted from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on weekdays. Food donations will be accepted for the Food Bank of Delaware as part of Delaware First Lady Carla Markell’s Week of Service.
The Food Bank of Delaware owes the Delaware National Guard a debt of gratitude for not only the work they do abroad, but the work they do right here in the First State. Since 2009 the Delaware National Guard has collected more than 35,000 pounds of food for Delawareans struggling to put meals on the table. We are proud to say that one of our own Food Bankers, Daniel Steele, is a member of the Delaware National Guard!
“We are a community-based military and we value relationships we have with people from everywhere in Delaware” said Maj. Gen. Francis D. Vavala, The Adjutant General of Delaware. “This week of service is the perfect opportunity to invite all Delawareans to join us in the War on Hunger.”
“We are a state of neighbors,” said Governor Jack Markell at Sunday’s ceremony, “and nobody understands this better than our Soldiers and Airman in the National Guard.”
Click here to view food drive drop off locations.
Thank you to the Delaware National Guard for all that you do!