Help Strike Out Hunger

Strike Out Hunger LogoBy Caitlin Custer, Donor Outreach Coordinator

The Food Bank of Delaware has again been invited to participate in Perdue’s Strike Out Hunger on Delmarva for the Delmarva Shorebirds’ 2013 season. For this initiative, Perdue challenges the Food Bank to raise $10,000 worth of food, funds and volunteer hours during the regular season, which they will match, and provide up to an additional $5,000 earned through the Shorebirds’ strikeouts. The $15,000 donation will then be split amongst three food banks, Maryland Food Bank, Foodbank of the Eastern Shore and the Food Bank of Delaware.

Help us to feed hungry Delawareans and meet the challenge set by Perdue and the Delmarva Shorebirds! We are looking for individuals, businesses and service organizations to hold food drives to help us reach our goal.  Those who collect more than 20 boxes/bags of donated food may make arrangements with us to have donations picked up. In an effort to save money on transportation costs, we ask that donations of fewer than 20 bags/boxes be dropped off at either of our facilities!

Some of the our most needed items include:

  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Canned soups
  • Soups, stews, and chili
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned meats
  • Pop-top microwaveable meals (raviolis, spaghetti and meatballs, etc.)
  • Cereal
  • Fruit cups
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Pasta
  • Rice

In addition to food drives, the community can get involved by organizing fundraisers or volunteering at the Food Bank’s facility in Milford.  Also, for baseball fans, if you go to a Sunday Shorebirds game for “Strike Out Hunger Challenge Sundays” and bring two non-perishable food items, you will be able to purchase a general admission ticket for that game for only $2. The food collected will then be evenly distributed among the three participating food banks. You can also donate food at the stadium during any home game by dropping food off in any of the marked collection barrels.

For more information about Strike out Hunger, please contact me at or (302) 292-1305 ext. 253. To schedule a time to volunteer at the Milford facility, please check out and look for shifts labeled Strike Out Hunger!


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