The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, announced a $95,000 donation to the Food Bank of Delaware at an evening event held yesterday at Stubbs Elementary School in Wilmington.
Fifty-thousand dollars will be used to help fund our mobile pantry program, while the remaining will be used towards other hunger-relief efforts. Our 30-foot-long mobile pantry truck features both dry and cold storage and is stocked to meet the needs of the state’s most-vulnerable communities.
“TD recognizes the critical need to feed our neighbors,” said Terry Kenny, TD Bank Market President for Delaware. “We are proud to contribute to the crucial work the Food Bank of Delaware does in the area through this TD Charitable Foundation grant, and hope it will help support the needs of many in Delaware.”
Volunteers from the bank and the University of Delaware read stories to children, while adults participated in a financial literacy class facilitated by a TD employee. At the conclusion of the financial literacy class, parents were invited to visit the pantry.
Attendees walked away with close to 100 pounds of food including fresh produce, chicken, an emergency meal box filled with 30 pounds of nonperishables and assorted foods of their choosing.
“We are incredibly grateful for the TD Charitable Foundation’s support of our efforts to alleviate hunger in Delaware,” said Food Bank of Delaware President and CEO Patricia Beebe. “The mobile pantry is an important program as it allows us to travel directly to some of our state’s most at-risk communities.”
Since the mobile pantry hit the road last March, close to 374,000 pounds of food have been distributed to more than 4,000 households.