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Food Bank of Delaware distributes Thanksgiving meal boxes

Food Bank of Delaware
The Food Bank of Delaware distributed its Thanksgiving meal boxes this week.

A total of 2,500 meal boxes were distributed this week to help local families in need enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner next week.


The Food Bank of Delaware works year-round to make sure people have food to put on their tables.

But that need can be even greater around the holidays - and Food Bank spokeswoman Kim Turner says Delawareans have stepped up to fill that need.

“Thanks to the generosity of our community, including a $27,000 donation from Chesapeake Utilities, support from the Harry K. Foundation, Perdue, Trinity Logistics...we are going to be able to ensure that families have access to Thanksgiving meals this year,” said Turner.


Turner says the meal boxes contain all the fixings people need for a great Thanksgiving meal, including a turkey.


“It means that families won’t have to worry about how they will afford a turkey or how they will afford the stuffing and mashed potatoes. We know that the economy has improved, but there are still a lot of people who are struggling to make ends meet; seniors who are living on small Social Security checks and are also taking care of the grandkids."

And Turner she notes that the Food Bank’s work doesn’t end with Thanksgiving.  It’s holiday food drive continues through December with Christmas meal boxes the next priority.


Kelli Steele has over 30 years of experience covering news in Delaware, Baltimore, Winchester, Virginia, Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California.